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Old 07-27-2005, 10:07 AM   #1
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Arrow how to create user root accounts - SuSE 92


Could some kind soul tell me the best way to create user accounts that have root priviledges? I have certain users on my system that I would like to have full root access but I still need to map activity to particular users.

Thanks for any advice,
Old 07-27-2005, 10:41 AM   #2
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that is stupid cause the point of not being root is so that you do not have infinite priveleges. If any one of your users wants to access root priveleges for some reason, they should ask you to do it, because there should only be one admin per system. If there are certain specific commands you want them to be able to access, set the SUID bit.
Now if you want to give users root priveleges anyway, I think they have to be added to the root group.
Old 07-29-2005, 11:38 AM   #3
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Unfortunately I did not have a copy of your System Administration Manifesto, so we actually have an environment that has more than one system administrator. Hopefully you can publish your ensightful guidelines so the world will be able to avoid stupid policy decisions.

In the meantime, adding a user to the root group does not guarantee root priviledges. Any other advice?
Old 07-29-2005, 12:35 PM   #4
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You can't, at least, not without tweaking heavily the system. There is only 1 root on a system. If you need to give some user access to root command, use sudo or setuid.


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