How to create User accounts in Linux Mint, Graphically

Those who are not comfortable with the command line can use the graphical user interface in Linux Mint 20.2, latest or previous versions to create users’ accounts and add them in particular groups. Here we show the steps on how to set up a new account in Linux Mint.

Steps to Create a User Account in Linux Mint and it in Groups

Open Users and Groups in Linux Mint

Step 1: Go to the Linux Mint Start menu and search for Users and Groups.

Step 2: When you see the “Users and Groups” option in the right-hand column select it to open. Enter your administrator password to move further.

Open User groups


Add New User

Step 3: After that click on the “Add” button to create a new user on Linux Mint.

Add new Linux Mint user via GUI


Set Account Type

Step 4: Enter the full name and the desired Username. If you need Admin users, then change the “Account type”, which is “Standard” in the basic setting to Administrator.

Once done, click on “Add,” you set up the user account under.

Create Username in User Groups


Set User password in Linux Mint

Step 5: Select the new user in the list on the left. Then click “No password set” to set the password. The password should be at least eight digits long. Enter the password twice and confirm it by hitting the “Change” button.

Set password to new user Linux mInt


Add User to Groups (optional)

If you want to add your newly created user to some group so that it could have the access to folders and files available only under that particular group. For example- Apache group.

Click your own user group given on the right side and select the ones in which you want to add your users from the pop-up. Then hit the Ok button.

Add user to Groups in Mint


Add Profile Image (optional)

If you also want to customize the photo associated with this Linux user account, click on the placeholder image. Then select one of the symbols offered. If, on the other hand, you want to use a graphic file, click on “Browse for Pictures” at the very bottom. Go to the folder where the file is saved and select the picture you want.

Add Profile Picture to User




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