using sudo to excute as another user

Todd C. Miller Todd.Miller at
Tue Dec 10 15:42:32 EST 2002

In message <47F5ADC94EF3C14AA51386CD1A20DDB802658E9A at usvwoaahs51>
	so spake "Barkley, John" (John.Barkley):

> I am attempting to setup a non privileged user account via sudo to execute
> commands as another user. Here's the error I receive does any one have any
> ideas on what should be added to the sudoers file.
>  Sorry, user usera is not allowed to execute '/usr/bin/mkdir /sft/test' as
> sft on hostname

Without seeing bits of the sudoers file you currently have it is
hard to say.  For the example you quote, the following would work:

    usera	hostname=(sft) /usr/bin/mkdir /sft/test

 - todd

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