View Full Version : [ubuntu] Create new user group with certain rights

October 6th, 2012, 01:57 PM

I would like to create a new user group that can: mount second hard-drive, perform dejavu backup and access a truecrypt volume . At the moment these things can only be done by the admin, but I need to allow another non-admin user to do these things.

I think I must create a new group and endow it with these rights, then add the user to that group. Not quite sure how to do all that though.

thanks for any help

October 7th, 2012, 10:19 AM
I did what I wanted in the end by created by managing groups with the info at http://maketecheasier.com/add-remove-user-to-groups-in-ubuntu/2012/07/30 and then creating a truecrypt group. Before adding

# Users in the truecrypt group are allowed to run TrueCrypt as root. %truecrypt ALL=(root) NOPASSWD:/usr/bin/truecrypt
to visudoers