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Managing Users, Groups, and Superuser Access on RHEL 8

Managing local users and groups is a key skill for any system administor. In this hands-on lab, we will create, delete, and modify local user accounts, change local user account passwords and adjust password aging, as well as create, delete, and modify local groups and group memberships on RHEL 8. Sometimes we need to give a user account elevated access to one or more commands, but we don't want to give them 'root' privileges, or access to an application user account. Fortunately, we can do this via the 'sudo' utility. Understanding how to configure 'sudo' properly is an important skill for system administrators. will examine how to configure superuser access using 'sudo' on RHEL 8. *This course is not approved or sponsored by Red Hat.*

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Clock icon Beginner
Clock icon 45m
Clock icon Dec 04, 2020

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Create, Delete, and Modify Local User Accounts

    1. Create two user accounts for Contract Employees.
    2. Change the user's passwords.
    3. Set Password Aging for one of the users.
  2. Challenge

    Create, Delete, and Modify Local Groups and Group Memberships

    1. Create two custom local groups.
    2. Modify the group information.
    3. Modify group membership via the User Account and Group.
  3. Challenge

    Configure Superuser Access

    1. Create a test account and configure it's access to user management tools.
    2. Use the test account to create an admin_user account.
    3. Add that user to the same user management alias.
    4. Test the admin_user account's elevated privileges.

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