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3.2. Managing Users via the User Manager Application

The User Manager application allows you to view, modify, add, and delete local users and groups in the graphical user interface.

To start the User Manager application:

  • From the toolbar, select SystemAdministrationUsers and Groups.
  • Or, type system-config-users at the shell prompt.


Unless you have superuser privileges, the application will prompt you to authenticate as root.

3.2.1. Viewing Users

In order to display the main window of the User Manager to view users, from the toolbar of User Manager select EditPreferences. If you want to view all the users, that is including system users, clear the Hide system users and groups check box.
The Users tab provides a list of local users along with additional information about their user ID, primary group, home directory, login shell, and full name.
Viewing Users

Figure 3.1. Viewing Users

To find a specific user, type the first few letters of the name in the Search filter field and either press Enter, or click the Apply filter button. You can also sort the items according to any of the available columns by clicking the column header.