Manage Linux Users and Groups with Ansible in 30+ examples

person icon Luca Berton

Manage Linux Users and Groups with Ansible in 30+ examples

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

updated on icon Updated on Sep, 2023

language icon Language - English

person icon Luca Berton

architecture icon Ansible,IT & Software,Other IT & Software


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Course Description

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

Every successful IT department needs automation 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, for example, by exampl,e how to manage users and groups in Linux and macOS operation systems are the most common  System Administrator tasks.

Each of the 30+ lessons summarizes a specific scenario about user 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 `no login` shell for temporarily disabled users. Another frequent user scenario is when you only need to disable and enable a user temporarily. 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 additional effort. Some Ansible codes are usable in all the Linux distribution systems and macOS, battle-tested for RedHat-like and Debian-like systems.

Are you ready to automate your day with Ansible?


What will you learn in this course:

  • 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


What are the prerequisites for this course?

  • Ansible basic knowledge
Manage Linux Users and Groups with Ansible in 30+ examples


Check out the detailed breakdown of what’s inside the course

1 Lectures
  • play icon Introduction 03:05 03:05
Install Ansible
16 Lectures
Ansible Playbook code for Linux
2 Lectures
Manage user with Ansible in Linux
6 Lectures
Manage groups with Ansible in Linux
4 Lectures

Instructor Details

Luca Berton

Luca Berton

Ansible Automation Expert

Luca Berton is an Ansible Automation Engineer of Red Hat, based in Brno - Czech Republic. With more than 15 years of experience as a System Administrator, he has strong expertise in Infrastructure Hardening and Automation. Enthusiast of the Open Source supports the community sharing his knowledge in different events of public access. Geek by nature, Linux by choice, Fedora of course.

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