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titleLinux (Ubuntu)

titleAllow user to log in via SSH

"sudo nano /etc/sssd/sssd.conf"

  1. Using 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 exist, 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.

titleProvide 'sudo' (admin)
priveleges to user


Use with caution. This will enable the user to make system-wide changes and should be reserved for users who have familiarity with a Linux command-line environment.

"sudo usermod -aG sudo <netid>"

  1. Using  an account with 'sudo' privileges, run the above command, substituting in the user's netid

titleWindows (10, 11, Server) on-domain

titleAdd RDP (Remote Desktop) access

titleCommand Line

1) On the remote computer, right-click on the start menu and click "Windows PowerShell (Admin)"

2) Copy in the following command, substituting in the user's Netid

Code Block
Add-LocalGroupMember -Group "Remote Desktop Users" -Member "AD\<netid>"

titleProvide Administrator rights to a user

Please submit a request to with the user's netid and we can configure this for you


1) Click on the "Start" menu and then the gear icon in the left-hand menu, then open the "Settings" panel

2) In the search bar, type "Remote Desktop" and then click on the "Remote Desktop Settings" search result

3) In the "Remote Desktop" settings, first make sure the "Enable Remote Desktop" option is enabled. Then, click "Select users that can remotely access this PC"'

4) Click "Add" on the "Remote Desktop Users" window (1). Ensure the "Location" is set to ""(2), and then type the netid of the user (3)

5) Click "OK".

titleProvide Administrator rights to a user

At this time, please submit a request to and we can configure this for you