Linux User Management Deep Dive

By Cara Nolte

This course will teach you the ins and outs of dealing with Linux users and groups.

4 hours
  • 35 Lessons
  • 8 Hands-On Labs

About the course

Welcome to the Linux User Management Deep Dive course. In this course, students will learn to manage accounts and passwords for Linux users and groups. We’ll review user and group IDs, user shells, working with home directories, and user management files such as /etc/passwd, /etc/group, /etc/shadow, and /etc/gshadow. Then we’ll discuss creating users and groups, modifying their settings, and removing users and groups from the system.

Next, we’ll dive into password management and talk about how passwords are encrypted. We’ll also discuss password aging features and demonstrate the differences between password and account locking, inactivity periods, and expiration. Lastly, we’ll dig into user and group security troubleshooting where we’ll introduce sudo, managing file permissions, access control lists, configuring user and group disk quotas, and troubleshooting login issues.

What are Hands-on Labs

What's the difference between theoretical knowledge and real skills? Practical real-world experience. That's where Hands-on Labs come in! Hands-on Labs are guided, interactive experiences that help you learn and practice real-world scenarios in real cloud environments. Hands-on Labs are seamlessly integrated in courses, so you can learn by doing.

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