Advanced Linux Permissions

7m 56s

This brief lesson takes a look at some advanced permissions in Linux, namely the special modes of setuid, setgid, and the sticky bit. This lesson is part of the Linux Administration Bootcamp course, designed to get you up and running with Linux.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn about the special modes of setuid, setgid, and the sticky bit to manage your users and permissions

Intended Audience

This lesson is intended for IT professionals with existing Linux experience who want to learn more about permissions.


This lesson is intended for people who already know their way around Linux. If you only have a basic knowledge of Linux, then please consider taking our Intermediate Linux Skills lesson first.

About the Author
Jason Cannon, opens in a new tab
Founder, Linux Training Academy
Learning paths

Jason is the founder of the Linux Training Academy as well as the author of "Linux for Beginners" and "Command Line Kung Fu." He has over 20 years of professional Linux experience, having worked for industry leaders such as Hewlett-Packard, Xerox, UPS, FireEye, and Nothing gives him more satisfaction than knowing he has helped thousands of IT professionals level up their careers through his many books and courses.

Covered Topics