Of course, Sudo isn't the only game in town. I won't comment
on these other options as I haven't spent much time working
with them (and I'd probably be a bit biased). If you would like to
add to this list, please send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open Source Sudo Alternatives
- The OpenBSD doas
command is similar to sudo and has been ported to other systems.
- GNU userv
- op (originally shipped with ConvexOS, this is a free version based on Tom Christiansen's paper)
System-specific Sudo Alternatives
- The Solaris pfexec command can be used to run commands with
extra privileges, as determined by the security profile.
- The AIX sysctl command can be used to run privileged commands on
a local or remote server.
- SCO OpenServer used to ship with a command call asroot but
it has been removed from the current version.
- HP-UX has a resticted verson of the
SAM system administration tool that allows non-root users to perform specific tasks.
Sudo-like utilities for Windows