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User Management

Create new user

Boot into Admin-Desktop, login as mssadmin and perform these steps –

Via GUI

  1. Navigate to SystemAdministrationUsers and Groups
  2. Add new user by pressing the +Add button and fill in the details (You may have to wait for the existing user list to load.)
  3. Set the new user's password in the next dialog

Via Terminal

sudo useradd -m <username>

Enter mssadmin's password when prompted and continue.

Set the password to activate the user's account.

sudo passwd <username>

Add user to epoptes group

Note

This must only be done for teacher accounts as it grants some extra priviledges.

Boot into Admin-Desktop, login as mssadmin and execute the following in a Terminal –

sudo usermod -a -G epoptes <username>

Enter mssadmin's password when prompted and continue.

Change password

To change your own password

Via GUI

Alt+F2 -> ltsp-remoteapps users-admin

Press Change... against the Password: label. Thereafter set your password in the Change User Password dialog.

Via Terminal

Alt+F2 -> ltsp-remoteapps xterm -> passwd

To change password of other user

Boot into Admin-Desktop, login as mssadmin and perform these steps -

Via GUI

  1. Navigate to SystemAdministrationUsers and Groups
  2. Select the user whose password needs changing
  3. Press Change... against the Password label
  4. Authenticate with mssadmin's password when prompted
  5. Set new password in the Change User Password dialog

Via Terminal

sudo passwd <username>

Enter mssadmin's password when prompted and continue.

Mass user addition

For adding several users at one go, boot into Admin-Desktop, login as mssadmin* and perform these steps -

  • Create space separated file containing "username password" such as this :download:`sample </files/users.csv>`.

    Steps:

    • Use LibreOffice Calc to create the file
    • Choose File -> Save as. You will see the Save as dialog.
    • In the File type field select the format Text CSV (.csv).
    • Enter a file name as users.csv and click Save.
    • From the Export of text files dialog that appears, select the field delimeter as {space} for the data to be exported, and press OK.

Note

There should be no empty lines in the file.

  • Open terminal and execute the command –
sudo massuseradd <path_to_csv_file>

Example:

sudo massuseradd /home/mssadmin/users.csv

Default credentials

By default, the appliance is shipped with the following user accounts pre-configured i.e. if no customisation has been requested during order placement –

Account Type Username Password
Admin mssadmin myskool
Student student<n> 12345
Teacher teacher<n> imteacher

Warning

It is strongly recommend that a user must change the account password upon first time use.