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Old 01-21-2008, 07:56 PM   #1
kamahl
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Question Sudoers file no password


I want to allow sudo to run without a password for the commands:
  • shutdown
  • poweroff
  • hibernate
  • grub-reboot
  • reboot

while still asking a password for all other commands.
 
Old 01-22-2008, 02:34 PM   #2
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Using the search function of this forum I found:

No password for sudo?
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...r-sudo-442808/

One of the posts has an example of what your asking for.
 
Old 01-24-2008, 12:42 AM   #3
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Thanks for that. All I'd found was ways of turning off the password for *all* commands. I need to get better search terms
 
Old 01-25-2008, 11:22 AM   #4
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Welcome to LQ, kamahl.

What search terms were both of you using? -- A comparison might yield a lesson in search design.
 
Old 01-25-2008, 12:09 PM   #5
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You can do this in the sudoers file...

Code:
Cmnd_Alias	STUFF = /usr/sbin/shutdown, /usr/sbin/reboot
User_Alias	USERS = bobbyt, johnd, janed

USERS           STUFF = NOPASSWD: STUFF
My syntax might be wrong (I'm not at my computer right now); but the basic idea is make an alias with all the commands that you want (comma delimited); and then assign the alias to the user/users (a better way would be to assign users to a group then the group to the command alias...like I did above). Then you'd specify that you want it with no password.

Good Luck!

-C

Last edited by custangro; 01-25-2008 at 12:11 PM.
 
Old 03-03-2008, 08:40 AM   #6
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One of the best things LQ can do for its members to to teach them (us) how to help them(our)selves.

It's one thing to spout lines like "RTFM" &"Google is your friend", it's another to give concrete lessons in, say, better search design. We have an opportunity to do that here.

Please, kamahl & bsdunix, post your search terms so that we can compare & all learn something.
 
  


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