On Mon, 25 Nov 1996, Roger Endo wrote:
> > On Tue, 26 Nov 1996, Fundamental wrote:
> >
> > > I recently intsalled the shadow password packages to my system, everything
> > > seems to be going well accept for one minor hassle, my "normal" account cant
> > > become super-user.  When i try i get the message that i do not have
> > > permission to do so.  How do i get the permission?
> >
> > you have to be in group root
> >
> > file group:
> >
> > ...
> I don't like that.  It seems unsafe to me.  There's gotta be
> a better solution
>
> Currently, I am putting in special users in /etc/suauth
> but I only know the syntax for making su ask for the current
> users passwd, and not root's.  Would like to prompt it to
>
> Roger Endo

yep, its safer to but the usernames in suauth

looks like (file /etc/suauth):

or

watch out! keyword GROUP let the parser know that all words behind GROUP
are group names - only the ":" escapes.
the examples let the users login1 and login2 and all users in group root
(2nd examp.) to get root access by enter the roots password, all others

let the user login1 get root access without passwd
the user login2 have to put in his own passwd and
the user login3 have to use the root passwd all other user cant get in

hope that helps

ciao Helmuth (irc: Pvppet)

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