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Root right and user rights

Posted on 2011-03-25
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Hi,

How do I create a user that can do more or less the same as root?

I would like to have the users to be able to restart all services, configure systems  etc.

But I DONT want the user to be able to edit any log messages.. I have to be able to trace fraud.. but that the same time the support team must be able to work with the services..


Is that possible??

Thank you
J

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Check out the "sudo" man page, it does what you need.
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Look at my EE Profile for a link to my personal website.

On that website, look in my Projects for a paper entitled Controlled Privilege Escalation in Linux/UNIX Environments

Read that and then let me know if you still have questions.
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in the /etc/group file , add the user name to  the wheel group , like as follows

wheel:*:0:root,<user>

seperated by a comma and without the <>
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ok , my comment will not work , disregard plz. sudo is the correct responce.
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You can create another UID 0 user or GID 0 group
This leads to big mess at best because many programs will get the name from id etc etc.

SUDO SUDO SUDO
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