[sudo-users] Defaults runas_default global

Todd C. Miller Todd.Miller at courtesan.com
Wed Jan 14 10:00:56 EST 2009

In message <OF49212792.1338D3EC-ON8525753D.0076E9AF-0725753D.007754EF at us.ibm.co
	so spake Zhiguo Huang (huangz):

> First of all, I rename root to superadmin, then I added 'Defaults
> runas_default=superadmin' into /etc/sudoers. I want superadmin be default
> run as user instead of root. But it doesn't work. I saw some thread date
> back to year 2000, you said the issue was fixed at build sudo 1.6.3. My
> current sudo rpm is sudo-1.6.8p12-18.

In sudo 1.6.x order of Defaults entries is important.  If the line

    Defaults runas_default=superadmin

does not occur before the user specs it will not have an effect.
It is probably best to put the line at the top of sudoers.

 - todd

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