User Management

Bruce M Simpson bms at
Tue Jun 3 20:08:16 BST 2003

On Tue, Jun 03, 2003 at 07:58:22PM +0100, Company 2210 wrote:
> How would I go about providng my user account the ability to su? - the pw
> function seems to be the way, but I can find no suitable tutorials (most are
> based around preventing such access) and I'm a bit hazy on the merriod of
> options, i.e. do I add to a group? or a flag thats set allowing the user to
> su?.

Either add the user to the wheel group (granularity too big - they can
effectively su to any user, including root) or consider modifying the
PAM stack (/etc/pam.d/su on 5.x, or /etc/pam.conf on 4.x).

man pam.conf for a quick primer.


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