Administration Tasks

As detailed at the beginning of this chapter, the system administrator has many responsibilities. This section discusses tasks not covered elsewhere in this chapter.

Table 17-21. Utilities
authconfig Configure System Authentication A utility with a character-based/pseudographical interface that provides an easy way to configure system authentication resources including whether to use
  • Cached information

  • NIS

  • LDAP

  • Hesiod

  • Shadow passwords

  • MD5 passwords

  • Kerberos 5

  • SMB authentication

Refer to “Authentication” on page 985 and to the man page for more information, including a list of files that can be modified.
chsh Change Login Shell Allows you to change the login shell for a user. When you call chsh without an argument, you change your ...

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