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Thanks for the response. I've read the man page, slackbook from slakcware website, and the /usr/doc/dcron-2.3.3 info. Nothing mentioned about crontab.allow/deny or similar method to authorize user to use it. Is there any other referenecs?
As far as I know, Dillons Cron doesn't support a config file to allow/deny users to edit their cron jobs.
The easiest way to get a similar system would be to remove the others+execute permission on /usr/bin/crontab and add the users you want to the group bin (the group crontab belongs too, or change bin to another group of your choice).
crontab is controlled by root. root specifies which users may have access to cron.
from man cron:
crontab manipulates the crontab for a particular user. Only the superuser may
specify a different user and/or crontab directory. Generally the -e option is used
to edit your crontab. crontab will use /usr/bin/vi or the editor specified by your
VISUAL environment variable to edit the crontab.