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Old 06-04-2007, 03:38 AM   #1
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How to create group with admin priviledges?


How to create group (namely as 'admins') with admin priviledges?

anyone there can help?
 
Old 06-04-2007, 04:18 AM   #2
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You mean you want a bunch of people able to login as root but under their own names?

Actually, the easiest way to let a bunch of people do admin stuff is just to add them to the wheel group and define their privileges in sudoers.

Otherwise, I think you have to be specific about what you are trying to achieve.
 
Old 06-04-2007, 04:59 AM   #3
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group "admins" point to admin user priviledge

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You mean you want a bunch of people able to login as root but under their own names?

Actually, the easiest way to let a bunch of people do admin stuff is just to add them to the wheel group and define their privileges in sudoers.

Otherwise, I think you have to be specific about what you are trying to achieve.

actually I try to create the new group namely as "admins" and i would like this "admins" have the admin user priviledge.

example : I have create 10 user acc....user 1 to user 10.

I want 5 of the users is under group "admins", and this group should have the right like adm priviledge.

any idea u can provide?
 
Old 06-04-2007, 06:19 AM   #4
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You can use sudo achieve what you are trying to do.
 
Old 06-04-2007, 06:22 AM   #5
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What are these things you are calling "the right like adm priviledge"? You are not being specific enough.

What's wrong with the suggestion already made? Vis:
Add these users to the "wheel" group and edit your /etc/sudoers file accordingly.

Note:
The "admin" in linux is called "root". Why not just tell them the root password?

Have you tried using your distro user administration tools?

eg. In Ubuntu I go system > administration > users and groups ... from there U select the user I want to modify and click properties ... then select the "user privileges" tab and check the "administer system" box.
 
Old 06-04-2007, 09:06 PM   #6
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What are these things you are calling "the right like adm priviledge"? You are not being specific enough.

What's wrong with the suggestion already made? Vis:
Add these users to the "wheel" group and edit your /etc/sudoers file accordingly.

Note:
The "admin" in linux is called "root". Why not just tell them the root password?

Have you tried using your distro user administration tools?

eg. In Ubuntu I go system > administration > users and groups ... from there U select the user I want to modify and click properties ... then select the "user privileges" tab and check the "administer system" box.

i m using fedora 6, can i use this command?

"net rpc rights grant "MIDEARTH\Admins"
 
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http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-...s.html#answers
 
Old 06-08-2007, 04:31 AM   #8
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Simon Bridge,
I have go to the URL page u given and try to create the group "admins", but it still same....after i add ed those user to that group "admins", those user still don't have the admin privilege.

may i know how to point to that group "admins" to have the admin privilege, so those user which under group "admins" can do some installation software in the client machines.
 
Old 06-08-2007, 10:35 AM   #9
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If you have created the group and added users to it, the next step is to run visudo and give the admin group the privilege to run all commands or a limited set of commands using sudo.
 
Old 06-08-2007, 09:58 PM   #10
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You could use visudo, uncomment the WHEEL entry and then add these users to the WHEEL group. Saves you a step.
 
  


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