Solaris 10 shutdown for someone else besides root
Posted on 2009-03-30
Trying to set up an account on a new install of Solaris 10 that can shut the machine down from a terminal. I ran the SMC and created a user in the staff group and and gave it "shutdown" rights under the rights tab (there was message on the side bar that said Rtshutdown.html could not be accessed, most likely cause the file doesn't exist). Still got permission denied when I tried to run the shutdown command. I then added the user to the following groups; bin, root, sys, sysadmin, I really don't want the user in those groups, I was just testing stuff out. The user still get permision denied when it tries to run shutdown.
One side note, I did not install and naming services during the install process and this machine does not have access to the internet.
If you need to see some configs just let me know, an help would be great