On Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 03:35:00PM +0000, Stephan Beck wrote:
> Sorry, Tomas, it's not Gene, it's me who has a special question
> concerning ssh.
> If you create a new user account ("test"), doing as root
> adduser --disabled-password test
> How can you access this new account to generate an ssh key pair there?

Install sudo if you haven't already.  Then:

sudo -u test bash

Or if you don't want a whole shell:

sudo -u test ssh-keygen [options]

The su program is not as useful for this kind of task, because it
insists on launching the target user's shell, which in some cases is
not a useful interactive command shell (e.g. /bin/false).  sudo does
not have this restriction.

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