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Re: Limiting admin privileges

On Thu, Dec 13, 2001 at 09:05:01AM -0700, Robert Kerr wrote:
> 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?

Hi, sorry I'm a bit late - I don't read this list very often.

You didn't say what exactly you want doing, but you might want to look at
Webmin.  It has fine grained permission controls for many common tasks.  You
may be able to use it to supplement the use of sudo for those commands which
need a command line.


Chris Halls | Frankfurt, Germany

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