Users => Normal => Group Definitions
Administration is being organized. Organization is a keyword to successfully maintaining a Linux system. Like I said earlier, every user by default is in their own group and if we have 5000 users in a domain, we don't need 5000 groups. Correct?
So in order to make our job easier as System Administrator, it really makes sense to have logical groups or different departments as usually known in the company. Here is an example; we don't want users from marketing to be messing around in the engineering or manufacturing department right? So that is why it is nice to create each respective department.
- Human resource
Every time a new employee is hired we can add him in the appropriate department, with his respective rights. Or he will wine and end up in the human resource department.
- Click on add to create a group
- Enter the name of the group
- Leave group ID as default
- Leave alternate blank
- If you click on directories, you can specify the home directory for the whole group.
Once you click on accept, the group will be created. From now on the group will be available whenever you add new users or promote existing users.
Changing the Root Password
For security reasons, you must protect root password at all times. This requires you to reset the password with frequency.
- Open Config => Users => Normal => Change root password.
By clicking on the change root password you will be prompted to enter the new password. Use a strong password for this purpose. Once you have entered the new password, select Accept to apply the changes otherwise select cancel.
Alternatively you can use a command line to change the user's password:
[root@server1 root]# passwd username