Problem: I have few systems which run the same version of Ubuntu (i.e. 16.04) on my lab network. Currently all terminals have their own local users. Terminals are not uniquely assigned to a user. So a user can login into any available terminal. The problem is creating new user in each system with same password on each of these terminals. Required Solution: I need a way so that I create a user on the server (one of the system/terminal will be assigned if required) and then the users can login any of these systems using that account.

I have tried searching on internet but I couldn't find the technical name for the service I am looking for. Thanks in advance

  • Are you looking for something as LDAP? – sysfiend May 12 '16 at 6:52
  • yes, is there any simple documentation to get started with. The best I could find was howtoforge but it doesn't explain how to configure on clients – Baruntar May 12 '16 at 9:04
  • You only need to to this – sysfiend May 12 '16 at 9:08
  • Let me make an answer so you can choose it and we can "close" this question. – sysfiend May 12 '16 at 10:21

You'd need something such as LDAP in order to create users on a server and then replicate them to your clients. As you already have a server side, you'd only need to follow this guide in order to add clients to your server so they get the new configuration parameters, users, groups, etc.

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