Preface

Oracle® Linux 8: Setting Up System Users and Authentication provides information about how to set up user accounts and authentication mechanisms on Oracle Linux 8 the Oracle Linux 8 release.

Audience

This document is intended for administrators who need to install and configure Oracle Linux 8. It is assumed that readers are familiar with web technologies and have a general understanding of administering the Linux operating system.

Document Organization

The document is organized as follows:

If you are interested in centralized implementation of authentication and authorization, see https://www.oracle.com/middleware/technologies/identity-management/.

Related Documents

The documentation for this product is available at:

https://docs.oracle.com/en/operating-systems/linux.html.

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