Adding Users to your VM

These steps will let the user that you create ssh to a running instance using a password you set. The user can reset the password once they login and/or add their ssh keys.

Step-by-step guide

All steps to be run as root or using sudo. <USERNAME> should be replaced with an actual username

  • Sudo or otherwise become root: sudo su -
  • Create the user: adduser <username>
  • Assign a temporary password: passwd <username>

As an optional step, you can add the user to any other groups as needed. We’ll use the docker group as an example.

  • Add the user to group “docker” : usermod -a -G docker <username>