group and user management

Sharon is a RHEL Sysadmin at Ford Motors. She supports the Mustang Mach-E Group. Her supervisor has tasked her with the following (she will NOT use the root account, so sudo should be used when necessary):

  1. Create a new group called junior_developers.
  2. Create the following new users: ptahs, jamess, kilaw, and ovettas.
  3. Each new user should use bash shell , and the default home directory should be created.
  4. Each new user should be forced to change their password every 90 days, and each new user should have a minimum pasword length of 15 characters.
  5. Please show all commands needed to meet these objectives.

Here are the commands that Sharon can use to meet her objectives:

  1. Create a new group called junior_developers:
    • sudo groupadd junior_developers
  2. Create new users ptahs, jamess, kilaw, and ovettas with bash shell and default home directory:
    • sudo useradd -m -s /bin/bash ptahs
    • sudo useradd -m -s /bin/bash jamess
    • sudo useradd -m -s /bin/bash kilaw
    • sudo useradd -m -s /bin/bash ovettas
  3. Set password policies for all new users to force password changes every 90 days and minimum password length of 15 characters:
    • sudo chage --maxage 90 ptahs
    • sudo chage --maxage 90 jamess
    • sudo chage --maxage 90 kilaw
    • sudo chage --maxage 90 ovettas
    • sudo passwd --minlen 15 ptahs
    • sudo passwd --minlen 15 jamess
    • sudo passwd --minlen 15 kilaw
    • sudo passwd --minlen 15 ovettas

Note: The chage command is used to set the maximum password age for a user account. The passwd command with the --minlen option is used to set the minimum password length for a user account.

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