After purchasing a server from Bytehouse cloud products, refer the below steps to create a new user to manage your server
Create a user
It is always recommended to login as non-root user and perform administration activities. To create a user, execute the following commands in your server.
root@yourserver-$ adduser bob
bob can be replaced by a username of your choice
Now we need to create a password for this newly created user.
please ensure to generate and use strong passwords
We have created user bob and created a password for the user. If you navigate to
/home you will be able to see the home directory of user bob.
root@yourserver-$ cd /home/ root@yourserver-$ ls bob
However for performing certain administration tasks in the server, user bob requires higher privileges. You can use
/usr/sbin/visudo to grant root privileges to the user.
Execute the below command.
Locate the following line
root ALL=(ALL) ALL
Add the line
bob ALL=(ALL) ALL next to the above line.
## Syntax: ## ## user MACHINE=COMMANDS ## ## The COMMANDS section may have other options added to it. ## ## Allow root to run any commands anywhere root ALL=(ALL) ALL bob ALL=(ALL) ALL
Logout from the server using the command
Login as user bob
$ ssh bob@your-server-ip firstname.lastname@example.org's password: bob@your-server$
Verify that user bob have root privileges, execute the command
sudo su to switch to root. Enter password of user bob when prompted.
bob@yourserver$ sudo su We trust you have received the usual lecture from the local System Administrator. It usually boils down to these three things: #1) Respect the privacy of others. #2) Think before you type. #3) With great power comes great responsibility. [sudo] password for bob: root@yourserver-$
We have created a new user in the server and succesffuly connected to the server using SSH protocol using the username/password combination.
Alternatively, you can use key based authentication to connect to the server.