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All RHEL 8 local interactive user accounts must be assigned a home directory upon creation.


Overview

Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-230324 RHEL-08-010760 SV-230324r627750_rule Medium
Description
If local interactive users are not assigned a valid home directory, there is no place for the storage and control of files they should own.
STIG Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-06-15

Details

Check Text ( C-32993r567718_chk )
Verify all local interactive users on RHEL 8 are assigned a home directory upon creation with the following command:

$ sudo grep -i create_home /etc/login.defs

CREATE_HOME yes

If the value for "CREATE_HOME" parameter is not set to "yes", the line is missing, or the line is commented out, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-32968r567719_fix)
Configure RHEL 8 to assign home directories to all new local interactive users by setting the "CREATE_HOME" parameter in "/etc/login.defs" to "yes" as follows.

CREATE_HOME yes