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titleLinux (Ubuntu)

Allow 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.

Provide 'sudo' (admin) privileges


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)

Allow user to log in via RDP (Remote Desktop)

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

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

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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"'

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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)

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5) Click "OK".