login security

login security

Post by Kenneth C Stah » Mon, 03 Sep 2001 12:24:41

I know that it is possible to configure Solaris so that it will not
allow someone to externally log in as root if they are not on the
console, but is it possible to configure other accounts that way as

I have a situation where there are several accounts on the system which
are used by a variety of individuals who all know the password. However,
what the computer security folks want me to do is ensure that anyone who
logs in must log into their personal account first and then su to the
common accounts and disallow someone from directly logging into the
system with these accounts. Is this possible? If so, how do I set it up?

Thanks in advance.


1. login security

SCO Xenix allows you to specify a tty which will be the system console and
ONLY this tty will be allowed to login as root --- lock it in a cupboard.
I am not sure about SCO Unix but it should have somthing similar.
See the login(M) man page.

I have the following line in /etc/default/login :-

SCO are sure to have a similar mechanisn in SCO Unix but I do not have any
info -- I hope this points you in the right direction.

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