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Re: Limiting admin privileges



Thus spake Robert Kerr:
> Hi all,
> My group is looking into providing Linux workstations to the engineers,
> but we're worried about future problems regarding admin privileges.  We
> would like to give our engineers root on their boxes so they can set them
> up and provide patches and such.  But, su-ing to root will also allow them
> to access any other users' files (since we have an automount NFS daemon
> which will mount the other users' home directories when accessed).  What
> kind of utilities are available that would allow the users admin-type
> privileges, but disallow their munging others' files?
> 
> Thanks
> 
> -- 
> -bob
sudo is a good alternative here.  It lets you set up what users have
root priviledges for what instances, and has relatively good docs to
get you through the setup.
HTH,
Steve
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