Managing Linux users & Access Control List file permissions

Managing Linux users & Access Control List file permissions

Managing Linux users & Access Control List file permissions Taught in English Instructor: Abdelrahman Tarek Hafez Included with • Learn more Guided Project Learn, practice, and apply job-ready skills with expert guidance Beginner level Recommended experience Close Recommended experience Beginner level You shouldn’t be a Linux expert but you should know the basics of Linux

Description

Managing Linux users and Access Control List (ACL) file permissions is an important aspect of securing a Linux system. In a multi-user environment, it is crucial to properly manage user accounts and control access to files and directories to prevent unauthorized access and protect sensitive information.

One of the fundamental principles of Linux security is the principle of least privilege, which means that users should only have access to the files and resources that they absolutely need to perform their tasks. This principle can be enforced through proper user management and setting appropriate file permissions.

User management in Linux involves creating, modifying, and deleting user accounts. This can be done using the useradd, usermod, and userdel commands. When creating a new user account, it is important to assign the user to the appropriate user group to control access

Managing Linux users & Access Control List file permissions

Taught in English

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Beginner level

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2 Hours
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No downloads or installation required
Only available on desktop
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What you’ll learn

  • Learn how to create, modify, delete and get an info of users and groups, and switch to root user to run commands that need full privileges in Linux.

  • Learn how to use “setfacl” and “getfacl” commands for setting up and showing Access Control Lists
    (ACLs).

  • Learn how to set default ACLs on directories, and how to remove all set ACL permissions or
    remove an ACL for specific user on a particular file.

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