Different operations on Plesk for Linux server fail: /usr/sbin/usermod execution failed: usermod: user is currently used by process




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    Selman K.

    Sorry but the resolution in the article is misleading. usedmod fails because the user has active processes.


    ssh into plesk and execute the following command to terminate user processes.

    sudo killall -s TERM -u username

    After user processes are terminated usermod won't fail anymore.

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    Jordan Schelew

    None of the solutions in this article worked for us. It appears that Plesk is spawning a user process *just* prior to trying to change the username on the subscription/system user. Selman's solution above only worked when we triggered the username change, then repeatedly ran the command while the change was in progress and did so until success.

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