How do I provide a custom username for the Linux install?

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Hello,

I want to use a different username instead of the one provided by default with the install. Can I create an instance which uses a name provided by me instead of using default ubuntu for Ubuntu OS.

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Sudhir.

asked 4 years ago286 views
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Thanks for using Lightsail. The default user name can't be changed. However, you can add another user to the instance using 'sudo adduser new-user-name'. Please note that some of the functionalities on the Lightsail console will not apply to the new user name.

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answered 4 years ago
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Thanks for your response SteveN-AWS.

Please note that some of the functionalities on the Lightsail console will not apply to the new user name.

Are the functionalities documented anywhere?

answered 4 years ago
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This functionality is not unique to Lightsail ... it's a basic Linux function.

In fact, 95% of the functionality inside a Amazon Linux instance is unrelated to Lightsail, it's all basic system administration.

Edited by: David G on Mar 18, 2020 10:08 AM

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answered 4 years ago

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