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Ad-Hoc Ansible Commands

One of the keys to success with Ansible is being able to run `ad-hoc` commands. The value of `ad-hoc` commands is underscored by the fact that it is an objective of the *Red Hat Certified Ansible Specialist* exam. This exercise guides students through crafting many `ad-hoc` commands which will not only build experience with the concept but also broaden the students' exposure to various Ansible command modules. *This course is not approved or sponsored by Red Hat.*

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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 1h 0m
Clock icon Apr 05, 2019

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  1. Challenge

    Create the User Accounts Noted in `/home/ansible/userlist.txt`

    • ansible dbsystems -b -m user -a "name=consultant"
    • ansible dbsystems -b -m user -a "name=supervisor"
  2. Challenge

    Place Key Files in the Correct Location, `/home/$USER/.ssh/authorized_keys`, on Hosts in `dbsystems`

    • ansible dbsystems -b -m file -a "path=/home/consultant/.ssh state=directory owner=consultant group=consultant mode=0755"
    • ansible dbsystems -b -m copy -a "src=/home/ansible/keys/consultant/authorized_keys dest=/home/consultant/.ssh/authorized_keys mode=0600 owner=consultant group=consultant"
    • ansible dbsystems -b -m file -a "path=/home/supervisor/.ssh state=directory owner=supervisor group=supervisor mode=0755"
    • ansible dbsystems -b -m copy -a "src=/home/ansible/keys/supervisor/authorized_keys dest=/home/supervisor/.ssh/authorized_keys mode=0600 owner=supervisor group=supervisor"
  3. Challenge

    Ensure `auditd` Is Enabled and Running on All Hosts

    ansible all -b -m service -a "name=auditd state=started enabled=yes"

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