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Introduction to Linux Server Operating Systems

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Linux Server Installation and Lab Setup

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Working with the Linux Command Line Interface

• 1hr 30min

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User and Group Management

• 44min

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Linux Storage

• 30min

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System Administration Basics

• 48min

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Linux Networking

• 47min

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Course Conclusion

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In this section, we'll explore the core principles of managing user accounts and groups on a Linux system. Here's a summary of the key topics you'll learn in this section:

  1. User Account Management:
    • Learned to create, modify, and delete user accounts, along with understanding the structure and purpose of the /etc/passwd file.
  2. Group Management:
    • Delved into creating, modifying, and managing groups, and deciphered the structure of the /etc/group and /etc/gshadow files.
  3. Password Management and Security:
    • Explored password management, enforcing password complexity using Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM), and the significance of the /etc/shadow file.
  4. Managing Sudo Privileges:
    • Uncovered the management of sudo privileges, understanding the /etc/sudoers file, and granting sudo access to users.

This section provided the foundational knowledge necessary for basic system administration tasks, setting the stage for more advanced system administration topics in subsequent sections. Let's get started!

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