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Creating Users and Groups and Managing User Accounts

The ability to manage user accounts and group membership is a crucial part of any system administrator's toolkit. In this hands-on lab, you will work with tools like `adduser`, `useradd`, `passwd`, `usermod`, `groupadd`, and `groupmod`. At the end of this hands-on lab, you will have learned how to use these tools to manage user accounts and groups on any Linux system.

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Clock icon Beginner
Clock icon 1h 0m
Clock icon Jul 23, 2020

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Create a Shared Directory Called /test_scripts

    Create a directory called /test_scripts.

  2. Challenge

    Users Added to the System

    Add four user accounts to the system that will be used for working on the test scripts.

  3. Challenge

    Add Users to a Common Group

    Add the four new users to the testers group already created on the system.

  4. Challenge

    Set Appropriate Group Ownership and Permissions

    The group testers needs to own the /test_scripts directory so that the new users can all share it. Additionally, the owner and group permissions should be read, write, and execute, but there should be no privileges for anyone else.

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