[sudo-users] Running as a user other than root

Mia Durand mdurand at harrahs.com
Tue Feb 6 11:58:55 EST 2007

Hi all,

Fairly new to using sudo, and I'm trying to set up a user to run a job as a user other than root.  I included all of the syntax that I believe should work, but I'm still unable to get the command to run.  Here is a snippet of my sudoers file.

User_alias DB2=sds

Cmnd_Alias REPCHK=/home/db2sds/bin/repchk

DB2 ALL=(db2sds) NOPASSWD:repchk

I have also tried this with:


and also with:

DB2 ALL=(ALL)repchk

and also with:

DB2 ALL=(db2sds)repchk

But no matter what I include in the user specs I am continually told that user sds is not permitted to run this command.

I remember hearing along the way somewhere that there may be some issue with running commands as a user other than root, but I haven't been able to find anything substantial to back that up.  Does anyone know what I might be doing wrong, or if this possibly does not work?   Thanks in advance.


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