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Old 08-28-2009, 02:59 PM   #1
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Question simpler GUI password for Administrative tasks while retaining complex user password?

I have a complex password, which is a pain to enter whenever I run and administrative task.

Short of changing my password... I'd like to set things up such that when I run an administrative task, it asks for a simpler password, like "allow" or "yes".

I still want to receive a prompt to enther this simpler password, not just a "continue" button. I want having to type something in.

This should only apply to GUI prompts. Things like "ctrl-alt-f#" and SSH should still require my complex user password.

How can I set this up? Thanks.
Old 08-29-2009, 07:48 AM   #2
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I think
sudo may solve your requirement.

just type
and configure sudo for users,hosts and commands


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