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The Definitive Guide to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 by Sander van Vugt

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CHAPTER 4

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User and Permission Management

On Linux, a difference is made between processes that run in kernel mode and processes that run without full permissions to the operating system. In the first case, the user needs to be running as root for most of these commands to work. In the latter case, user accounts are required. This chapter explains how to set up user and group accounts and how, after setting them up, they can be granted access to specific resources on the server, using permissions. The following topics are covered in this chapter:

  • Creating and Managing User Accounts
  • Creating and Managing Group Accounts
  • Configuring Base Linux Permissions ...

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