Access Required to Read Linux Security Settings and User Permissions
Posted on 2016-09-14
I want to create a service account that can connect to a Linux operating system and read the following:
- Users' permissions (Read, Write, etc.) to certain directories - not just for the service account but for ALL users;
- Log on settings like Password Length, Password Complexity, and Maximum Logon Failures.
It is really important for this service account to have as little access to change, delete, or create data as possible. Ideally, It would be Read access.
What is the minimum access permissions the service account will need to be able to do this?
I am obviously not a Linux expert. If the service account needs to be an Admin to do this, is there some way to restrict the access of an Admin account to disable its ability to change, delete, and create data on the Linux operating system