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Creating User Accounts and Validating the Docker Module in Cockpit

In this hands-on lab, we are going to use Cockpit to create user accounts and manage the life cycle of a Docker image. The first step will be to log in to Cockpit and create two user accounts in the `Accounts` module. This will be followed by confirming the `Containers` module is installed and then download the container image for testing. The last step will be to use the `Containers` module and simulate a container life cycle using the downloaded image.

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Clock icon Beginner
Clock icon 30m
Clock icon Aug 28, 2020

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Confirm the required modules are available

    • Launch a web browser and log in to the Cockpit console on port 9090.
    • Confirm the Accounts and Containers modules are available.
  2. Challenge

    Create two Linux user accounts

    • Select the Accounts module.
    • Create Linux accounts for Michael Bolton and Samir Nagheenanajar, setting the passwords to DevSupport123.
  3. Challenge

    Download a Docker image for testing and start an instance

    • Select the Containers module.
    • Download a container image using the Get new image functionality.
    • Search for nginx in the image search field. Select the image and download it.
  4. Challenge

    Manage the lifecycle of a Docker container using the downloaded image

    • Start a container using the nginx image.
    • Set the Container Name to nginx_test and accept the default configuration.
    • View the nginx_test container details and confirm it is running properly.
    • Stop and delete the nginx_test container.
    • Delete the nginx image.

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