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For 2021 - online Python 3 training - see ((here)).

Our plans were to retire in summer 2020 and see the world, but Coronavirus has lead us into a lot of lockdown programming in Python 3 and PHP 7.
We can now offer tailored online training - small groups, real tutors - works really well for groups of 4 to 14 delegates. Anywhere in the world; course language English.

Please ask about private 'maintenance' training for Python 2, Tcl, Perl, PHP, Lua, etc.
Setting up a new user - Linux or Unix

Creating a local user account on a Linux box:

1. Add an entry to /etc/passwd
2. Add an entry to /etc/shadow
3. Add an entry to /etc/group IF the user is in a new group
4. Use the passwd command to set the user's password
5. Create the user's home directory
6. Change the ownership of the user's home directory via the chown command
7. Login as the new user to check that the account works
8. Create a file via the new user's account to check he/she has write permission
9. Copy over any templates and startup files
10. Let the user know the account has been set up

The useradd command (adduser on Solaris) can take many steps out of this, and is also helpful if you're setting up an account that's to be shared between a number of Linux / Unix boxes.

As summarised on todays Linux Admin course
(written 2008-03-26, updated 2008-03-27)

 
Associated topics are indexed as below, or enter http://melksh.am/nnnn for individual articles
A161 - Web Application Deployment - Users and Groups
  [409] Functions and commands with dangerous names - (2005-08-11)
  [431] File permissions of Linux and Unix systems - (2005-08-31)
  [683] Supporting users on Linux and Unix - (2006-04-13)
  [1619] User and Group settings for Apache httpd web server - (2008-04-22)
  [1650] Looking for files with certain characteristics (Linux / Unix) - (2008-05-22)
  [1773] The Longest Possible Day - (2008-08-26)
  [1902] sstrwxrwxrwx - Unix and Linux file permissions - (2008-11-23)
  [1904] Ruby, Perl, Linux, MySQL - some training notes - (2008-11-23)
  [2103] Ask the Tutor - Open Source forum - (2009-03-25)
  [2117] Choosing a railway station fairly in PHP - (2009-04-04)
  [2203] Always use su with minus. And where do programs come from? - (2009-05-27)
  [2301] Mistaken identity? - (2009-07-22)
  [2491] Root is root for a reason! - (2009-11-03)
  [2639] su or su - ... what is the difference? - (2010-02-17)
  [4045] Linux Web Server - User Roles, User Accounts, and shared administration - (2013-03-16)


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