[NCLUG] su

J. Paul Reed preed at sigkill.com
Wed Sep 25 11:23:08 MDT 2002

On Wed, 25 Sep 2002, William Dan Terry wrote:

> Is there a way to control which regular accounts can su root on Linux?
> I'm looking for something comparable to wheel on other Unices, or any
> other means of allow/deny.

sudo is good stuff; if you don't want to install it, though, you can:

groupadd su-ers
chown root:su-ers /bin/su
chmod 0750 /bin/su

Then add people to the su-ers group as necessary.

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