[sudo-users] console users only

Jayen Ashar jayen at science.unsw.edu.au
Thu Apr 23 18:16:52 EDT 2009

pam_console.so appears to be a fedora thing, and looks like it's been 
removed, too. 

What I'm trying to do is deploy a series of Ubuntu desktops, and give 
each user control of their own desktop, by way of tying sudoers with the 
console user.  Other than pam_console, or a pam module that alters 
sudoers, is there another way to do this?  Is there a proper way to do this?


Todd C. Miller wrote:
> In message <49EFBAA5.8070502 at science.unsw.edu.au>
> 	so spake Jayen Ashar (jayen):
>> Is it possible to make a sudoers to allow only console users to execute 
>> commands, like X?
> No, sudo doesn't support restricting commands based on the tty the
> user is logged in to.
> On Linux, you may wish to look into configuring pam_console.so
> via /etc/security/console.perms and /etc/security/console.apps/
> to see if that will meet your needs.
>  - toid

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