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Mastering Ubuntu Server by Jay LaCroix

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Chapter 2. Managing Users

As an administrator of an Ubuntu Server, users can be your greatest asset and also your biggest headache. During your career you'll add countless new users, manage their passwords, remove their accounts when they leave the company, and grant or remove access to resources across the file-system. Even on servers on which you're the only user, you'll still find yourself managing user accounts since even system processes run as users. To be successful at managing Linux servers, you'll also need to know how to manage permissions, create password policies, and limit who can execute administrative commands on the machine. In this chapter, we'll work through these concepts so that you'll have a clear idea of how to manage users ...

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