Managing Users, Groups, and Password policy in Linux
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Managing Users, Groups, and Password policy in Linux

Enhance your Linux System Administration skills, by learning how to manage: users, groups & password policy.
4.6 (10 ratings)
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55 students enrolled
Created by Ilan Attir
Last updated 8/2016
English
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What Will I Learn?
  • Learn how to manage users in Linux.
  • Learn how to manage user groups in Linux.
  • Learn how to manage password policy ("password aging") in Linux.
  • Successfully perform 18 common and important system administration tasks, which every professional Linux System Administrator should know (the complete list of tasks can be found under the Course Description title).
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Requirements
  • Basic understanding & knowledge of the Linux Command Line Interface (CLI) is assumed, and is beneficial.
Description

The material is demonstrated through a predefined list of common System Administration tasks.

All tasks are performed from the Linux Command Line Interface (CLI).

Topics include:

Managing Users & Groups 

  • Create new users, while assigning them specific UID’s (User ID’s).
  • Create new groups, while assigning them specific GID’s (Group ID’s).
  • Add a newly created user to an existing group (upon user creation).
  • Add an existing user to an existing group.
  • Display available info on user accounts, users & groups.
  • Create new users with non-interactive login shells.
  • Remove (delete) users, including their home directories.
  • Remove (delete) groups.
  • Lock-out users from the system.
  • Unlock locked-out users.

Setting Passwords & Password Policy Management  

  • Set passwords for users.
  • Set passwords for users from within Bash scripts.
  • Display a user’s password hash.
  • Display a user’s password policy (“password aging”) info.
  • Change the password policy for users.
  • Force a user to change his/her password on next login.
Who is the target audience?
  • The course is intended for Linux System Administrators, and for Linux "Power Users".
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Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction
1 Lecture 03:39
  • Covered material.
  • About the instructor.


Preview 03:39
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Managing Users, Groups, and Password policy in Linux
4 Lectures 32:50
  • Create new groups, while assigning them specific GID’s (Group ID’s).
  • Create new users, while assigning them specific UID’s (User ID’s).
  • Add a newly created user to an existing group (upon user creation).
  • Set user passwords.
  • Set a user password from within a Bash shell script.


Preview 07:07

  • View user account details.
  • View password hashes (and password policy info).


Part 2 - Administration tasks no. 6-7
07:57

  • Add an existing user to an existing group.
  • Display user info (UID, GID, groups).
  • Display info on groups (GID, group members).
  • Create a new user, with a non-interactive login shell.
  • Delete a user account (including the home directory).
  • Delete a group.


Part 3 - Administration tasks no. 8-13
08:30

  • Lock a user out of the system.
  • Unlock a locked-out user.
  • Display a user's passowrd policy ("aging information").
  • Change a user's password policy ("aging information").
  • Force a user to change his/her password on next login.



Part 4 - Administration tasks no. 14-18
09:16
About the Instructor
Ilan Attir
4.4 Average rating
28 Reviews
166 Students
2 Courses
Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA)

A Linux System Administrator & Network Security professional, with 20 years of knowledge and experience in various fields of the IT industry. 

I hold the following IT certifications: Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) from EC-Council, Security+ from CompTIA, Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP). 

I've also completed the following courses: Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE), Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA) & Check Point Certified Security Engineer (CCSE).