Create an account
The file used by the logrotate utility to specify rotation parameters for log files.
The file that contains the encrypted password as well as password and account expiry parameters for each user account.
A directory that contains files that are copied to all new users' home directories upon creation.
The file that specifies the events for which the System Log Daemon listens and the log files to which it saves the events.
The act of verifying a user's identity by comparing a user name and password with a system database (/etc/passwd and /etc/shadow).
The command used to force a printer to reject jobs from entering the print queue.
General Electric Comprehensive Operating System (GECOS)
The field in the /etc/passwd file that contains a description of the user account.
The command that lists UIDs for a user and the GIDs for the groups that the same user belongs to.
Internet Printing Protocol (IPP)
A printing protocol that can be used to send print jobs across a TCP/IP network, such as the Internet, using HTTP or HTTPS.
lock an account
To make an account temporarily unusable by altering the password information for it stored on the system.
The command used to rotate log files; it typically uses the configuration information stored in /etc/logrotate.conf.
The command used to view the contents of print queues and printer information in the CUPS printing system.
Plug and Play (PnP)
A technology that allows users to add hardware to a computer without having to configure the hardware to work with the system.
The group that is specified for a user in the /etc/passwd file and that is specified as group owner for all files created by a user.
A directory that contains files that are copied to all new users' home directories upon creation; the default skeleton directory on Linux systems is /etc/skel.
System Log Daemon (rsyslogd)
The daemon that logs system events to various log files via information stored in /etc/rsyslog.conf.
Uniform Resource Identifier (URI)
A naming convention that identifies hardware and software components using a two-part name that consists of a type followed by an identifier.
The information regarding a user that is stored in a system database (/etc/passwd and /etc/shadow), which can be used to log in to the system and gain access to system resources.
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