[sudo-users] How userA can run userB's script

Erwin Hom erwin_hom at filemaker.com
Tue May 5 15:03:25 EDT 2009

Hi Todd,

What should we put in the sudoers file so that userA can run programs  
or scripts with
other users' permission if userA has their password?


- Erwin

On May 5, 2009, at 6:29 AM, Todd C. Miller wrote:

> In message <80C1CE2B-7D1E-4059-82ED-4C1D96E912A8 at filemaker.com>
> 	so spake  (erwin_hom):
>> 5. Logged in as usera and attempted to execute shell script as userb
>> with the following
>>  commandLine: "sudo -u userb userbscript.sh"
>> I entered userb's password when prompted.
>> This is the message that sudo displayed:
>> "usera is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported."
>> What did I do wrong? Did I miss a step along the way?
> Sounds like you didn't give usera permission to run the script in
> the sudoers file.
> - todd

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