What is the user centos for?

  • Posted September 18, 2021
  • CentOS

There is a user name centos created when the droplet with Centos7 is created. Anyone know what is this user about? Will anything stop working if I delete this user? centos:x:1000:1000:Cloud User:/home/centos:/bin/bash


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Hi @shanewjn,

Hi, yes the centos user is part of the system users. I’m not entirely sure what the user is used for but I’m positive it’s a system user.

As for the stop working part, I’m not sure. If you want to test it out, I’ll suggest creating a snapshot first and then removing the user. If you decide to do it, I’m eager to learn your output from the experiment.