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Old 05-01-2002, 12:52 PM   #1
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Arrow Help Editing Sudoers File


I need to allow 3 users designated as the leaders for vaious projects the ability to add new users. Now this can be achieved using the sudo command (eg. sudo -u jsmith useradd). But for this to work the sudoers file needs to be edited and I don't know quite how to do that. If anyone has knowledge and can provide some examples with screenshots that would be great. TIA.
 
Old 05-02-2002, 06:46 PM   #2
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Please do not post the same question in more than one forum. To answer you question:
Code:
User_Alias     LEADERS = jsmith, jeremy, rubicone
LEADERS        ALL=/usr/sbin/useradd
There are many other options, but that should get you started.

--jeremy
 
Old 05-03-2002, 01:50 AM   #3
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Use visudo!

Just like you shouldn't edit /etc/passwd directly, you should look at using visudo - visudo locks the sudoers file against multiple simultaneous edits, provides basic sanity checks, and checks for parse errors.

`man visudo` for more info.
 
  


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