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Part III. System Administration > Chapter 12. Managing Users

Chapter 12. Managing Users

System administrators would have a boring, but much easier, life without users. In reality, it’s impossible to have a system with absolutely no users, so it is important that you learn how to effectively manage and administer your users as they work with your system. Whether you are creating a single user account or modifying a group that holds hundreds of user accounts, the fundamentals of user administration are the same.

User management and administration includes allocating and managing /home directories, putting in place good password policies, and applying an effective security policy that includes things such as disk quotas and file and directory access permissions. We look at all these areas within this chapter and some of the different types of users that you are likely to find on a typical Linux system.


  

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