create a sudo user in a Linux VM


I have a Linux VM in azure, to which I can ssh with the user I created when the machine was created and the corresponding private key.

I want to create another user with sudo and ssh privileges. I tried to do this from inside the VM. I can create a user, but it seems that to allow ssh there are several steps, which I am not completely sure about.

I also tried to use the portal but it seems that I have to go through the access control-role assignment control stuff, correct?

What is the easiest way to create a user with sudo privileges such that I can let a partner (from a different organization) ssh access to my VM machine?

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