[sudo-users] [SOLVED] sudo Problem with Session Management

Aaron Lewis aaron.lewis1989 at gmail.com
Fri Feb 12 10:53:15 EST 2010

Yeah , i'm writing a automatically compiling system.

Often i look for --enable options , but this use --with instead. Looks 
like i need to improve my program.

after i enable --with-tty-tickets , it works fine for me.

Thanks Mark : )

Mark Janssen wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 8:23 AM, Aaron Lewis <aaron.lewis1989 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> For my old sudo ( installed with package manager ) ,
>> it takes every virtual terminal , x-terminal as different session.
>> So previous authentication will not effect other sessions.
>> But the official source code does provide this feature ,
>> once u type in your passwd , in a few minutes , you are authenticated
>> everywhere , it's a security problem .
> That's a configuration option....
> look for
>        tty_tickets     If set, users must authenticate on a per-tty basis.
>                        Normally, sudo uses a directory in the ticket dir with
>                        the same name as the user running it.  With this flag
>                        enabled, sudo will use a file named for the tty the
>                        user is logged in on in that directory.  This flag is
>                        off by default.
> Your distro-package probably turned this on by default, now it's off

Best Regards,
Aaron Lewis
RedHat Certificated Engineer

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