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02-A.1: Users, and How to Acquire Superuser Power

  • Page ID
    26803
  • EXAM OBJECTIVES COVERED
    3.1 Given a scenario, apply or acquire the appropriate user and/or group permissions and ownership.

    Module Introduction

    As a Linux admin it will be necessary to create user accounts and be able to complete a LOT of duties in order to keep the system running at peak efficiency. To be able to accomplish all of this you will need to assume the identity of superuser: the root user, the system administrator that is allowed to perform any task.

    Objectives of this Module

    In this lesson, you will:

    • Learn how to use superuser privileges as required.
    • Learn and practice the creation, modification, and deletion of user accounts.
    • Learn and practice the creation, modification, and deletion of group accounts.
    • Use the proper commands to query user and group accounts.
    • Understand what it means to configure user account profiles.
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