Linux Administration/Security/Administrative Tasks

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This lesson covers security administration tasks.

Objectives and Skills[edit | edit source]

Objectives and skills for the security administration tasks portion of Linux+ certification include:[1]

  • Perform security administration tasks
    • Audit a system to find files with the suid/sgid bit set
    • Set or change user passwords and password aging information
    • Being able to use nmap and netstat to discover open ports on a system
    • Set up limits on user logins, processes and memory usage
    • Determine which users have logged in to the system or are currently logged in
    • Basic sudo configuration and usage
    • The following is a partial list of the used files, terms and utilities:

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