[sudo-users] Granting users the ability to su to another user via sudo
Galen.Johnson at sas.com
Wed Sep 22 14:20:22 EDT 2010
Why use su at all? You can do this with sudo...sudo -s.
From: sudo-users-bounces at courtesan.com [mailto:sudo-users-bounces at courtesan.com] On Behalf Of John Adams
Sent: Wednesday, September 22, 2010 11:39 AM
To: sudo-users at sudo.ws
Subject: [sudo-users] Granting users the ability to su to another user via sudo
I've been asked to allow su'ing to another user without the original user having the password of the account to which they're su'ing. The obvious way to do this is by using sudo and putting an entry like this into the sudoers file:
%group ALL=(root) su - user
It seems so simple and obvious that is raises this question: How bad an idea is this?
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