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Adding a regular Linux login (adduser) will it break cPanel?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by wizzy420, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. wizzy420

    wizzy420 Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking at hiring another admin. I would like them to have an account they can SSH into and use "sudo" if needed -- it does not need to be in anyway associated with a cPanel/WHM login.

    Is it okay to simply "adduser" or "useradd" another user and via WHM put them in the wheel group?

    Will this in anyway hose anything in cPanel? All I need is an account that lets someone login and do things using sudo. The only way to add users (I see) via WHM is to add a real account type login - not a standalone login.

    Thanks,

    W
     
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    Stefaans Well-Known Member

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    It is safe to add another Linux user. Many applications create their own users and groups too, so it is a pretty common thing to do.
     
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    Thanks for the responses!

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