Chapter 18Exploring Red Hat Security

These days, security is a hot topic, especially for servers. The Red Hat server distribution provides many security features by default to help keep your server safe, but depending on your environment, you may need to still do some tweaking. This chapter explores three areas where you should consider making changes to the security of your server.

Working with Root Access

As discussed in Chapter 17, “Exploring Ubuntu Security,” Linux systems utilize three types of user accounts:

  • Root: The administrator account with full privileges to all files, directories, ...

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