Manage users and groups with Ansible in Linux in 10 examples

Learn how to manage users and groups in Linux and macOS with some real-life examples in Ansible Playbook

Learn the Ansible automation technology with some real-life examples.

What you’ll learn

  • Ansible in real life use cases.
  • Users management with Ansible in Linux.
  • Groups management with Ansible in Linux.
  • Manage users and groups with Ansible in macOS.

Course Content

  • Introduction –> 1 lecture • 1min.
  • Manage user with Ansible in Linux –> 6 lectures • 49min.
  • Manage groups with Ansible in Linux –> 2 lectures • 12min.

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Requirements

  • Ansible basic knowledge.

Learn the Ansible automation technology with some real-life examples.

Every successful IT department needs automation nowadays for bare metal servers, virtual machines, could, containers, and edge computing. Automate your IT journey with Ansible automation technology.

I’m going to teach you example by example how to manage users and groups in Linux and macOS operation systems are the most common  System Administrator tasks.

Each of the 10+ lessons summarizes a specific scenario about users and groups management: creating a user, creating a new pair of a suitable SSH key and a home directory, changing a password and specifying the encryption cipher, removing the home directory and the mailbox, or assigning a special `nologin` shell for temporarily disabled users. Another user scenario that happens very often is when you need only to temporarily disable and enable a user. Another useful administrator tool is group management to assign permission to resources to a bunch of users.

You could easily customize the example code with your username and use it in your everyday journey without any additional effort.

There are some Ansible codes usable in all the Linux systems and macOS, battle-tested for RedHat-like and Debian-like systems.

Are you ready to automate your day with Ansible?