New Training: Manage Users and Groups
In this 6-video skill, CBT Nuggets trainer Shawn Powers teaches you how to manage local users on a Linux system. Gain an understanding of password management, quota enforcement, and user templating. Watch this new Linux training.
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This training includes:
- 6 videos
- 29 minutes of training
You’ll learn these topics in this skill:
- Managing Local Users
- Managing Local Groups
- Querying User Accounts
- Managing Group and Password Files
- Configuring User and Group Quotas
- Identifying User Profiles
What are Local Linux Users?
The Linux environment is built on the principle of multi-tenancy. By this principle, in Linux environments, multiple uses can access a single Linux machine at the same time. To facilitate this multi-tenant use, Linux Administrators are tasked with creating these Local User roles, defining access, and role permissions of these Local Users are granted and removing Local Users if needed.
Creating a Linux Local User can be pretty straightforward, so long as the Linux Admin has a fair bit of experience using Linux commands. For example, the root users with sudo privileges can use the Linux command 'useradd' to create a new user and use the Linux command 'username' to define the username of that given user. By creating these local users, defining privileges, and controlling access, Linux admins can build security driven environments that are founded on access control and configuration management.