Setup a Non-root User on a Linux Server (Ubuntu)

Watch out! This tutorial is over 3 years old. Please keep this in mind as some code snippets provided may no longer work or need modification to work on current systems.

Having only one user, which is root, can be dangerous.  Running your own personal server allows you the freedom of doing whatever you wish, so let’s make use of this by adding a user with sudo access instead of direct root access.

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