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What is the cleanest way of doing this? Tried adding the user to the sudo group with the users module but Ansible reports it can't find the sudo group.

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Instead of

- name: create a new user
    user: name=user
          state=present
          groups="group1, group2"
          password={{ password }}
          comment="Comment"

I did

- name: create a new user
    user: name=user
          state=present
          group=primary-group
          groups="sudo"
          password={{ password }}
          comment="Comment"

And the user was added to the sudo group.

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groups="www, sudo" msg: Group sudo does not exist, on ubuntu 14 –  holms Jul 17 at 12:59
    
You probably want the 'wheel' group –  Adam Nelson Nov 14 at 13:41
    
Setting a password should be a last resort - better to use keys only. –  Adam Nelson Nov 14 at 13:41
- name: Create Deploy user
  user: name={{ deploy }} comment="Deploy User" groups="sudo,admin,{{ deploy }}"
  sudo: yes

Be careful of spaces in your groups list... You get the "group does not exist" if you have them.

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groups="admin" will create user add in admin groups

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in which os? "Group admin does not exist" on ubuntu 1404 –  holms Jul 17 at 13:04

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