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Hi:

On my server the user "admin" is the only one who can authenticate as Root. I need another one else to have this power. How to do?

But listen, I don't want to change it during a Telnet/SSH session, through "su newuser", I need to have it fix always when I logon as user "newuser".

Thanks a lot.

Mario./
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> .. the user "admin" is the only one who can authenticate as Root

Can you please describe what this means for you?

In UNIX/Linux there is only one user which can be root. All other's might have similar permissions, but cannot authenticate as root.
The concept to do what you want is to put the user in a special group with permissions for root, but this requires that a lot of file permissions need to be changed.
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Yeah, I have found out that on my /etc/groups file there's a group called wheel where is the "admin" user. So I just put the other user there and things worked. Thanks.
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