[sudo-users] Aliases

donald.ritchey at exeloncorp.com donald.ritchey at exeloncorp.com
Wed Feb 14 14:37:44 EST 2007

In our environment, we discourage logging in as root at all.  We have
set up sudo as the preferred method of running anything requiring
superuser privileges.  We then log to a secure log server and audit
those logs.  Any login to root is questioned to ensure that the user
could not accomplish the task using sudo.

I am the administrator for about 40 UNIX servers and I can count on the
fingers of one hand the times that I have actually logged in as root in
the last six months.

Make using sudo second nature (and easy) to your system admins and then
audit the log files for users using sudo to become root to avoid the
detailed logging that sudo provides.

Best wishes,

Don Ritchey

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Our environment has grown tremendously and auditing is clamping down.
it currently stands all UNIX Admins log in and "su" to root for
admin tasks.  The shell history files provide limited logging and
I would like to set up an alias so that every command entered by the
user is automatically aliased to  "sudo ..... {the command entered}"
Therefore everything done by the root user is automatically logged in
sudo log.

I've tried this a few ways and I've gotten inconsistent results.

Has anyone done this successfully?

Thank you!!
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