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Old 11-29-2003, 02:06 PM   #1
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Arrow Bash script to edit passwd without Root password?

Here's the deal guys....

I have to write a bash script that will allow a user to create a new account.
So that includes adding a new line to the passwd file, creating his home dir, setting permissions for his home dir and adding his password to the shadow file.

The problem is that for adding a new line to the passwd file, shadow file, and setting permissions you have to have root acces. I tried using sudo in the script but I soon realized that the user has to be in the sudoers file. So an unknown usr can't use this script.

Is there any way I can rewrite this script so any user can use it..???
Can't I make this script run in a root shell...??...And if so...How do I do it..??

Thx for your cooperation

Old 11-29-2003, 02:19 PM   #2
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use sudo and give everybody in the "users" group permission to run it as root, like this in you /etc/sudoers file
%users localhost = NOPASSWD: /path/to/script
Old 11-29-2003, 04:22 PM   #3
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Hmm....That will only work on 1 machine.

Thx......That's is indeed a really good solution, but then I won't be able to run the script on other machines couse I only change the sudoers on my machine.

IT will provide a temporary solution though.

If you or anyone else knows another solution......pls post it.


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