Installing Koha: Create a User Account on Debian

  1. Installing Koha : Introduction
  2. Installing Koha: Create a User Account on Debian
  3. Installing Koha: Update Debian packages
  4. Installing Koha: Download koha and install required packages
  5. Installing koha: Create MySQL database
  6. Installing Koha: Configure the installer and install koha
  7. Installing Koha: Configure apache2 web server and run koha web installer
  8. Installing Koha: Configure and start Zebra

We need to create a new user account with which we shall use to install and run koha. To do this, you need to follow these instructions

    otuoss@kohavm:~$ sudo adduser user1
    [sudo] password for otuoss:
    Adding user `user1' ...
    Adding new group `user1' (1001) ...
    Adding new user `user1' (1001) with group `user1' ...
    Creating home directory `/home/user1' ...
    Copying files from `/etc/skel' ...
    Enter new UNIX password:
    Retype new UNIX password:
    passwd: password updated successfully
    Changing the user information for user1
    Enter the new value, or press ENTER for the default
            Full Name []: user1
            Room Number []:
            Work Phone []:
            Home Phone []:
            Other []:
    Is the information correct? [Y/n]
  2. Add user1 to sudoers (administrators)
    otuoss@kohavm:~$ sudo nano /etc/sudoers

    Locate the line: root ALL=(ALL:ALL) ALL

    Below it, add the line: user1 ALL=(ALL:ALL) ALL, save and close the file.

    The user user1 now has administrator rights.

    From now on, we shall use user1 to log-in and perform all tasks involved in installing koha.

Otuoma Sanya

Otuoma Sanya is a full-time systems librarian, tech enthusiast and writer. His areas of interest are data mining, institutional repositories, library automation and web development using python Django.

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