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Most IST Linux servers are joined to the university's Active Directory domain, allowing users to log in with their SU NetID and password. To manage users on your system, use the 'sssd.conf' file as described below.

/etc/sssd/sssd.conf

  1. Using 'root' or an account with 'sudo' privileges, edit the sssd.conf file located at the path above.
  2. To give a user access to log in, add their NetID to the 'simple_allow_users' line. If this line does not exists, you can create it. The list of users must be comma-separated.
  3. Restart the sssd service:  sudo systemctl restart sssd.service OR reboot the system.
  4. If you wish to give the user sudo privileges, add them to the local 'sudo' group:  usermod -aG sudo <netid>
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