You may not want everyone being able to access the AT and Cron services. Using the at.deny, cron.deny, at.allow and cron.allow you can decide who gets to access to both services. You can also allow or deny users to the cron service by using the PAM access.conf module.
- [Narrator] As system administrators,…we may want to limit who gets to create at or cron jobs.…If so, we have four files at our disposal,…at.allow and cron.allow for allowing access…to the at and cron services.…We have at.deny and cron.deny for denying access…to at and cron services.…The allow and deny files serve the exact same purposes…for the respective services.…When I reference the deny file,…you can substitute either at.deny or cron.deny…according to the service.…
When I reference the allow file,…you can substitute either at.allow or cron.allow.…The deny file's job is to deny users by name…from using the service.…By default, the deny file exists and is empty.…The result is that nobody is denied…so everyone can create at and cron jobs.…If the deny file exists and has usernames in it…then those users are denied.…The allow file's job is to allow users by name.…The allow file overrides the deny file.…
By default, the allow file does not exist…so all users are allowed,…unless they've been named in the deny file.…
- Topics include:
- Shell tips and tricks
- Pattern matching with globs
- Pattern matching with extended globs
- Using the Bash shell
- Monitoring processes using ps
- Monitoring processes graphically
- Managing processes
- Job scheduling
- Limiting access to AT and cron jobs
- Managing system services
Skill Level Intermediate
Linux: User and Group Managementwith Grant McWilliams1h 8m Intermediate
1. Linux Shells Overview
2. Using the Bash Shell
3. Linux Processes
4. Job Scheduling
5. System Services
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