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hi guys iam trying to put a user tim that can run any command as root, but can not run commands any other users the file to look in is ...
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- 03-20-2013 #1
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add user to root in /etc/sudoers help
the file to look in is /etc/sudoers by running this cmd /usr/sbin/visudo
root ALL=(ALL) ALL ...how would i change this for tim
Last edited by whatsup1234; 03-20-2013 at 05:18 PM.
- 03-20-2013 #2
What's wrong with root, why you want to rename it? It can be done easily, but what's the benefit?
- 03-21-2013 #3
You would add Tim with the same ALL=(ALL) ALL. But then this defeats your objective of blocking Tim from running commands from any other user as now Tim has full rights to the whole system.
A better thing to do would be to allow Tim to execute only the commands you want him to and not give him full root access speaking strictly from a security standpoint.
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