[sudo-users] sudo and passwd problem

Covington, Jimmy D. (NGIT) Jimmy.Covington at va.gov
Thu Feb 2 11:06:00 EST 2006

Actually we found that users who are in ldap are the ones affected....Since there is no "root" account in LDAP, you have to use the LDAP GUI or ldapmodify command to change a user's passwd...

And no, we don't have runaspw enabled in sudoers. 

Jim Covington
Senior UNIX Engineer
Sapphire Technologies, Inc.
Austin Automation Center
Austin, Texas 78772
(512) 326-6635

-----Original Message-----
From: sudo-users-bounces at courtesan.com [mailto:sudo-users-bounces at courtesan.com] On Behalf Of Martin Schröder
Sent: Thursday, February 02, 2006 8:59 AM
To: sudo-users at sudo.ws
Subject: Re: [sudo-users] sudo and passwd problem

On 2006-02-01 08:25:50 -0600, Covington, Jimmy D. (NGIT) wrote:
> Please reread my question and example...Even if I login as root, it asks
> me to enter the user's passwd! 


       runaspw     If set, sudo will prompt for the password of the user defined by the
                   runas_default option (defaults to root) instead of the password of the
                   invoking user.  This flag is off by default.

Is it on? Try sudo -V as root.


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