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Old 03-05-2004, 02:22 PM   #1
Skululu
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Question Give root priviligies to an user


How can I give a user root privileges? I don't want the user to type the command us to have them, What I want is that when the user log-in he would be able to do everything the root is able to do. Is any way to do so?

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Old 03-05-2004, 02:25 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ.

Yes it is possible but it would significantly reduce the security of your system. Perhaps there is another way to resolve the issues you are having.
 
Old 03-05-2004, 02:28 PM   #3
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I'm just playing around with a server Red HAt 9.1, so I wanted to give root privilegies to my user. Do you know how to do it?
 
Old 03-05-2004, 03:52 PM   #4
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i have the same question:

there is on folder (im specially sharing with windows) with mp3, work sheeds, etc, and i can only write and read on them as root.

where can i change that? im using Suse 8.2.

Chris
 
Old 03-06-2004, 02:14 AM   #5
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Skululu: Here's how you can give root previleges to another user (be aware that this will compromise system security)

Code:
    vi /etc/passwd
Look for the username, change the first digit to 0

Example:
Code:
    testuser:x:501:501::/home/testuser:/bin/bash
Change to:
Code:
    testuser:x:0:501::/home/testuser:/bin/bash
Login as the user and type "whoami" to verify it has root previleges
 
Old 03-06-2004, 02:17 AM   #6
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cwaidelich,

Try to chmod the folder. If you have a group with all the users in it, try "chmod 0775"
 
Old 03-06-2004, 08:04 AM   #7
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You may also have to change the mount options for that partition too.
 
Old 03-06-2004, 08:11 AM   #8
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Maybe this is a stupid question, but If you want have root privileges, why don't you become root?

Otherwise, use something like sudo, which can be set up to run all or a subset of root commands as a user. Then at least you have to consciously be root.

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