Being able to manage local users and groups fits into the realm of the system administrator, but if you are going to take these users and groups seriously, then you will also need to know how to work with OpenLDAP. The course starts gently introducing you to the idea of the local user and groups and their storage databases before moving on to enterprise solutions with LDAP directories and Kerberos authentication.
Andrew is a committed evangelist of the Linux Operating System and the concept of community and freedom that it provides. He has worked as a technical trainer since 1995 and has taught throughout the world, including Australia, the US, Germany and Eastern Europe. Andrew started teaching Linux in 2004 when Novell acquired SUSE and has been a long time supporter of Novell and provides SYSOP support the the Certifed Novell Instructor community on Linux. Andrew founded theurbanpenguin
and has been submitting video training material to his YouTube channel since 2009 and currently has over 8,500 subscribers and 1.6 Million views. Andrew has had two publications with Packt: Citrix Access Gateway VPX Essentials (2012) and Citrix XenApp (2013).
Hi everyone, and welcome. My name is Andrew Mallett and I'd like to introduce you to my course, CentOS Enterprise Linux 7 User and Group Management. Now I'm the owner of The Urban Penguin within the UK, and I train and consult in Linux administration, and I dabble just a little in development. With the use of Linux on the increase it is your time to book your seat in the front row for the best job opportunities. Learning Linux now has never been so promising with the increased focus with the Azure Cloud. Working through this course you will learn how to manage CentOS 7 users and groups throughout their lifetime. Some of the major topics that we will look at include, Pluggable Authentication Module, or PAM, looking at LDAP, or Lightweight Directory Access Protocol directories, and Kerberos-based authentication. By the end of this course you will be able to manage local and directory-based users and groups and set up different authentication mechanisms. Before beginning this course, you should have already sat the CentOS Enterprise Linux 7 Essentials course or have similar knowledge.