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Lab: Managing Users and Groups in Linux

Overview
In this lab, you will learn how to manage users and groups as well as configuring PAM for a more secure system.

Details
  • Estimated time required to complete: 2 hours, 15 minutes
  • You will have access to this environment for 3 hours, 0 minutes
  • Learning Credits Required: 5

Exercises

Exercise 1: Start the Lab Environment
In this exercise, you will start the Real Time Lab environment for the lab. 
Exercise 2: Managing Users and Groups
In this exercise, you will work with native Linux local user accounts and groups. You will observe the impacts of file permissions, and make a few changes to enhance the security of the system. While you’re at it, you will get lots of practice using the su command to change your identity.
Exercise 3: Customizing the user environment
In this exercise, you will learn about the various files which affect a user’s login environment. You will also learn about the usage of shell and environment variables, and the different ways of invoking a script.

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Real Time Labs allow you to learn technology in an isolated environment without the hassle or cost of setting up a dedicated learning environment.

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