LAB | Manage Linux Accounts
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Manage Linux Accounts
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In this lab, you created new user accounts on a Linux virtual machine. You also granted administrator
privileges to one of those user accounts. Later, you created two new security groups, added user accounts to
those groups, and finally you deleted two of those user accounts. These tasks helped you understand different
account types and the use of security groups on a Linux machine, and understand the security controls for
Lab Assessment Questions & Answers
1. When you create a user account, you have the ability to encrypt the contents of the user’s home directory.
Why might you want to do this?
This provides strong cryptographic protection of sensitive data , such as your documents and keys
2. What principles do you think a user should follow when creating a password for his or her account?
Your password should be at least 8 characters , and highly recommended that its 12 or more ..
password should contain( both lower and uppercase ) numbers and symbols
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3. Many organizations have policies that require users to change their passwords on a regular basis. Why do
you think this is important?
Many companies require their employees change their passwords on a regular basis as a form of
access security ...and also prevents people from gaining access and also no longer working
4. What privileges are afforded to accounts with desktop user privileges?
Backup files and directories , change the system time , acts and part of operating system
Access level that affords an individual elevated privileges necessary to carry out domain wide or
local configuration or operating system level changes to any windows system...