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retro-rocket
June 2nd, 2010, 01:15 PM
i,m a newbe i,m want to create a new id and password so it,s a bit more secure just for my internet banking etc, can any one help ??

ThesaurusRex
June 2nd, 2010, 01:25 PM
Assuming you have root privileges, there are a couple of ways. The quickest is through the terminal:

sudo useradd "username"
sudo passwd "username"

Where "username" is of course the username you want. You'll be prompted to give a password after the second command.

lisati
June 2nd, 2010, 01:27 PM
You can do it with System->Administration->Users and groups

nhasian
June 2nd, 2010, 01:29 PM
you can do it with one command by specifying the password with the -p switch


sudo useradd username -p password


sudo useradd "username"
sudo passwd "username"

SoFl W
June 2nd, 2010, 01:29 PM
Do you want to do this for the bank, or for your use on ubuntu?

ThesaurusRex
June 2nd, 2010, 01:33 PM
Do you want to do this for the bank, or for your use on ubuntu?

But if it was for the bank, wouldn't it just be done from a website these days?

SoFl W
June 2nd, 2010, 01:37 PM
But if it was for the bank, wouldn't it just be done from a website these days?

Yes. That is why I was a little confused. I wasn't sure if he was asking how to come up with a unique and secure username and password for his bank or weather he wanted an account on ubuntu to use just for online banking. (I am still trying to wake up)

retro-rocket
June 2nd, 2010, 01:59 PM
i,m wanting a seperate id and pass on ubuntu to use just for online banking and a few other sites

ThesaurusRex
June 2nd, 2010, 02:12 PM
i,m wanting a seperate id and pass on ubuntu to use just for online banking and a few other sites

In that case, we're leading you in the right direction. Any progress?