View Full Version : [ubuntu] Adding domain user to the local admin (root) group?

June 16th, 2009, 11:21 AM
Recently I have been researching how to add a domain user to the root group of the Linux machine I have built with 9.04 Jaunty on it. But to no avail, Can anyone help me with this?

Will greatly appreciate any and all help that i will receive
Thank you

June 29th, 2009, 05:25 AM
Go to system -> administration -> users and groups. Click unlock and enter the password. Select the user you want to promote and click properties. On the last tab, advanced, you can select the users group membership.

EDIT: Just my two cents. Just blindly adding people to the root group may not abide the best practices of least privilege. On the third tab of the user's properties dialog you can add and remove some specific privileges if that would help =)

February 20th, 2010, 06:58 PM
You can also add existing user to existing accounts using the Command Line Interface.
To add a group from the command line, use the addgroup utility.
For example: sudo addgroup accounts

To add an existing user to an existing group:

sudo adduser john accounts

February 20th, 2010, 07:07 PM
If you want to give the user same privileges as the normal admin users on Ubuntu have, you don't want to add them to "root" group, but instead to "admin" group.