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    new id and password

    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 ??

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    Re: new id and password

    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.

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    Re: new id and password

    You can do it with System->Administration->Users and groups
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    Re: new id and password

    you can do it with one command by specifying the password with the -p switch

    Code:
    sudo useradd username -p password
    Quote Originally Posted by ThesaurusRex View Post
    sudo useradd "username"
    sudo passwd "username"

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    Re: new id and password

    Do you want to do this for the bank, or for your use on ubuntu?

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    Re: new id and password

    Quote Originally Posted by SoFl W View Post
    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?
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    Re: new id and password

    Quote Originally Posted by ThesaurusRex View Post
    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)

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    Re: new id and password

    i,m wanting a seperate id and pass on ubuntu to use just for online banking and a few other sites

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    Re: new id and password

    Quote Originally Posted by retro-rocket View Post
    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?
    I'll take you out for a meal with Mr and Mrs. Pain. Order up some violent quiche.

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