ISM 530 CSU Global Linux & Windows Worksheet

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Earlier in this course, you had the opportunity to experiment with the management and configuration of a Windows-based account. Linux is another popular operating system that is frequently used by organizations. This lab introduces you to the tools and techniques needed to manage Linux accounts.Follow the steps below to complete this assignment:Open the Lab 6 Assessment Worksheet. Save a copy of the worksheet to your computer; this will allow you to fill it out electronically and save your answers. You will complete this worksheet and submit it to your instructor after you have completed the hands-on portion of the lab. However, it is strongly recommended that you read through the worksheet before you begin.Click the Lab Access link below to enter the virtual lab environment.Read through all of the material under the Intro and Steps tabs before you start working.Follow the step-by-step instructions under the Steps tab to perform the lab. Note: You will not be completing a lab report, so you can disregard instructions to make screen captures.After completing the hands-on lab, complete and submit the Lab 6 Assessment Worksheet. (Use the worksheet that you saved to your computer.) Be sure to save it again before submitting it.For additional information on accessing and completing the lab, refer to the Student Lab Guide.LAB 6 LINK: https://csuglobal.instructure.com/courses/55562/mo…LAB 7 LINK: https://csuglobal.instructure.com/courses/55562/mo…

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LAB | Manage Linux Accounts
LAB – ASSESSMENT WORKSHEET
Manage Linux Accounts
Course Name and Number:
Student Name:
Instructor Name:
Lab Due Date:
Overview
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
those accounts.
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?
2. What principles do you think a user should follow when creating a password for his or her account?
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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?
4. What privileges are afforded to accounts with desktop user privileges?
Manage Linux Accounts
5. What privileges are afforded to accounts with administrator privileges?
6. You created the groups for a school environment with students and faculty. What groups might you
create for a small business environment?
7. Why might you use groups on a Linux system?
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LA B | Configure Linux File System Permissions
LAB – ASSESSMENT WORKSHEET
Configure Linux File System Permissions
Course Name and Number:
Student Name:
Instructor Name:
Lab Due Date:
Overview
In this lab, you created a basic Linux file directory with subdirectories. You also changed the ownership of
a directory to another user account and changed the file permissions associated with a particular directory.
You changed the ownership of a directory to a group account and changed the file permissions for the group.
Finally, you changed the owner of a particular group. These tasks helped you understand how to create directories on a Linux virtual machine and manage the permissions assigned to file owners, group owners, and
other system users.
Lab Assessment Questions & Answers
1. What command is used to change directories on a Linux system?
2. What command is used to create a directory named MyDirectory on a Linux system?
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3. With the previous command, where will the directory be created?
4. What command is used to list a directory’s contents on a Linux system in an abbreviated format, without
showing permission strings?
5. What command is used to list a directory’s contents on a Linux system, including permission strings and
other details?
Configure Linux File
System Permissions
6. What command is used to change the owner of a directory named MyDirectory to a user named myuser?
7. What permission string is used to indicate that only the owner of a directory may read, write, or execute
the contents?
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LA B | Configure Linux File System Permissions
8. What command is used to change the group owner of a directory named MyDirectory to a group
named clients?
9. What command is used to add group read permissions to a directory named MyDirectory?
10. What permission string is used to indicate that the owner of a file may read, write, or execute its contents
and members of the group owning the file may do the same?
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