Managing Linux users & Access Control List file permissions

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Coursera Project Network
In this Guided Project, you will:

Learn how to create, modify, delete and get an info of users and groups, and switch to root user to run commands that need full privileges in Linux.

Learn how to use “setfacl” and “getfacl” commands for setting up and showing Access Control Lists (ACLs).

Learn how to set default ACLs on directories, and how to remove all set ACL permissions or remove an ACL for specific user on a particular file.

Clock2 Hours
BeginnerBeginner
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
Comment DotsEnglish
LaptopDesktop only

By the end of this project, you will be able to apply and practice the important commands needed to manage your Linux system efficiently. You will be able to access information related to the user and its group ID in your Linux system using the “id” command. You will be able to switch to the root user and use it to run commands that need full privileges. Moreover, you will be able to create, modify, and delete users and groups and manage their passwords across your Linux system. Also, you will be able to identify access control lists and use “setfacl” and “getfacl” commands for setting up ACL and showing ACL respectively. Finally, you will be able to set default ACLs on directories, assign automatically the default ACL permissions to any files created within that directory and remove all set ACL permissions / ACL for a specific user on a particular file. Note: This course works best for learners who are based in the North America region. We’re currently working on providing the same experience in other regions.

Skills you will develop

LinuxOperating SystemPermissionsSuperuserACL

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. You will be able to apply the role of users and groups and run commands as the super-user on a Linux system.

  2. You will be able to create, modify, and delete users and groups and manage their Passwords across your Linux system.

  3. You will be able to identify the Access Control Lists (ACL) and use the “setfacl” and “getfacl” commands for setting up and showing ACL respectively.

  4. You will be able to set default ACLs on directories, assign it to any files created within a directory and remove all set ACL permissions or remove an ACL for specific user on a particular file.

How Guided Projects work

Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required

In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

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