Having an admin account in Debian and Ubuntu
I'm working in a research center that has no IT expert, so I'm trying to help out researchers with their computer problems, as I know a bit more about computers.
Every member of this organization is receiving a laptop with Windows preinstalled on it, and some of them asked me to help them installing a linux distro, mostly Debian or Ubuntu.
As per this center policy, there must always be a Tech account with all privileges for the occasional technician that has to solve problems / install stuff.
How do I solve this?
What I did is creating two account: the one during the install, and another one after the install named "Tech".
I added both to sudoers, so they can both use the sudo command. I then proceeded to lower Tech's id under 1000 so it wouldn't show in the login screen.
I am now wondering if I did well or if there is a more elegant and efficient way of doing that, especially because the Tech user remains hidden until you use it, and then pops back from the first time you log into it forward.
Thanks for your time!