Giving user su access

Giving user su access

Post by Harison Phiniz » Fri, 01 Jun 2001 10:36:25



how do I give a normal user (john) su acces?
 
 
 

Giving user su access

Post by Juergen Hein » Fri, 01 Jun 2001 10:49:22



>how do I give a normal user (john) su acces?

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Tell him the root password.
Edit /etc/suauth.
If your system is using PAM ask someone who knows about this ;)
Juergen

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Giving user su access

Post by Manfred Bart » Fri, 01 Jun 2001 11:04:27




> > how do I give a normal user (john) su acces?
> Tell him the root password.

And if he doesn't want to go that far he could install ``sudo''.

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Giving user su access

Post by Harison Phiniz » Fri, 01 Jun 2001 11:09:10


Or I could edit he passwd file and change the :500:500: to:0:0: for that
particular user?




> >how do I give a normal user (john) su acces?
> [-]
> Tell him the root password.
> Edit /etc/suauth.
> If your system is using PAM ask someone who knows about this ;)
> Juergen

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Giving user su access

Post by Tony Curti » Fri, 01 Jun 2001 11:13:58


>> On Thu, 31 May 2001 02:09:10 GMT,

> Or I could edit he passwd file and change the :500:500:
> to:0:0: for that particular user?

Bad idea.  Then that user *is* effectively root, always.

I suggest "sudo", you can control which users can do what
as root (or as other personae).  You can find it via

    http://freshmeat.net/

hth
t
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Giving user su access

Post by Juergen Hein » Fri, 01 Jun 2001 11:22:15


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>> >how do I give a normal user (john) su acces?
>> [-]
>> Tell him the root password.
>> Edit /etc/suauth.
>> If your system is using PAM ask someone who knows about this ;)
>> Juergen
[-]
>Or I could edit he passwd file and change the :500:500: to:0:0: for that
>particular user?

[-]
Some applications may evaluate LOGNAME, so I'd not rely on it. Using
sudo, as suggested by someone else, could be a good alternative, though.

I haven't installed it since I'm the only one with access to this machine
and so didn't even think of it, but perhaps it's just the right thing for
what you need for the given task(s) ? It'd be less "all or nothing" as
a full su access. You know -- rm -rf * ... oops 8-}

Cheers,
Juergen

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Giving user su access

Post by Ian Jone » Fri, 01 Jun 2001 11:46:23


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Quote:> > Or I could edit he passwd file and change the :500:500:
> > to:0:0: for that particular user?

> Bad idea.  Then that user *is* effectively root, always.

> I suggest "sudo", you can control which users can do what
> as root (or as other personae).  You can find it via

With sudo you can also paper the trail with an auditable log of activity,
too. Give out root with abandon and you might want to get your CD's dusted
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Giving user su access

Post by Luke Voge » Fri, 01 Jun 2001 16:20:41



> Give out root with abandon and you might want to get your CD's dusted
> off.

... and we're not talking Pink Floyd either!

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Giving user su access

Post by Harison Phiniz » Sat, 02 Jun 2001 07:47:37


thanks all