Creating and Securing User Accounts Lab

Infosec Learning
Virtual Lab

This lab covers account management in Linux and Windows. User account management is an essential skill for anyone working with servers and workstations. It is critical to secure user accounts to prevent users from gaining unauthorized access to systems, applications, or utilities that would put a company or organization at more inherent risk. One o...

Time
2 hours
Difficulty
Beginner
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Overview

This lab covers account management in Linux and Windows. User account management is an essential skill for anyone working with servers and workstations. It is critical to secure user accounts to prevent users from gaining unauthorized access to systems, applications, or utilities that would put a company or organization at more inherent risk. One of the features of this lab will allow you to compare and contrast the account creation and management process in a Linux and a Windows environment. You will find that in Linux, account management is done at the terminal, whereas in Windows, it is done from either the command line or using the GUI (graphical user interface). Windows Server also has Active Directory which allows streamlined centralized management of users. By the end of this lab, you will become familiar with the commands and operating system utilities for creating and managing users in Linux and Windows.