How to add and delete user accounts on Ubuntu 13.04

This how to guide will show you how to add and delete user accounts on Ubuntu 13.04.

The first step is to go to the dashboard and type “user” into the search bar. Once you have done that click on “user accounts” as shown below.


Once the user accounts window pops up click the “unlock” button to allow you to make changes to the users.

 Ubuntu Add Delete User -  User Menu

Enter the password for your administrator account.

 Ubuntu Add Delete User -  Authentication

Once you have entered your password and clicked authenticate, you will see a plus and minus sign in the bottom left corner of the window. Click the + to add a user.

 Ubuntu Add Delete User - User Management

When the add account window pops up select the account type, standard or administrator. Enter the user details and then click add.

Ubuntu Add Delete User - Add Account

The new user account will then be added to the list of accounts. Next you need to set a password for the account. Click on “account disabled”.

 Ubuntu Add Delete User - User Management

You will then enter and confirm the password or select “Log in without a password” from the drop-down menu. Click change. The user will then be activated.

 Ubuntu Add Delete User - User Mangement

To remove a user, click the minus sign as shown above.

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