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    Default Sudo Customization- Change Password Prompt of Sudo

    Hello All,


    I have created a local root user named lroot with less previlage compared to root.
    How can i make sudo to ask for lroot password instead of root password when executing commands with sudo

    Regards,
    Hamerins

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    Default Re: Sudo Customization- Change Password Prompt of Sudo

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamerins View Post
    I have created a local root user named lroot with less previlage compared to root.
    How can i make sudo to ask for lroot password instead of root password when executing commands with sudo
    Use the user (-u) option:

    Code:
    sudo  -u lroot command

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    Default Re: Sudo Customization- Change Password Prompt of Sudo

    On 09/12/2012 12:16 PM, Hamerins wrote:
    >
    > Hello All,
    >
    >
    > I have created a local root user named lroot with less previlage
    > compared to root.
    > How can i make sudo to ask for lroot password instead of root password
    > when executing commands with sudo
    >
    > Regards,
    > Hamerins
    >
    >


    lets start over with you tell what it is you are actually trying to
    accomplish (as well as your operating system, version, and desktop
    environment [if any] and version)..

    i say that because i think maybe you don't understand that sudo itself
    can be tuned to give various different users different amounts of root
    powers..

    that is, root can be all powerful while You (as user) using sudo can
    have less privileges and Someone_else (a different user) using sudo can
    also have less privileges than both root AND You, while TrustedGuru (a
    third user) using sudo could have less than root powers but more and/or
    different than Someone_else..

    so, what i think is you have created lroot and don't need it--you just
    need to tune sudo to do as you want!

    yes, i know that the default sudo in openSUSE (and many others) grant
    full root privileges to any who provoke it AND know the root
    password....but, if Someone_else provokes sudo and gives *her* password
    (and you have tuned sudoers to limit her powers) she will get ONLY the
    power that You (the system administrator) grants her..

    see man sudo and man sudoers

    by the way: i have no idea how to answer your question as given...if i
    misunderstand exactly what you are trying to do, maybe i can do
    better...which is why i ask you to explain what you want to end with,
    rather than ask "How can i make sudo to ask for lroot password"...sudo
    is always ready to accept any user's password--but, you must teach it to
    do that, through sudoers.


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    dd http://goo.gl/PUjnL

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    Default Re: Sudo Customization- Change Password Prompt of Sudo

    Like @dd, I am a bit curious about what you want and are doing.
    I do for example not understand how you can create a user with less privileges then root, apart from a ordinary user.

    In Unix/Linux there are only two types of users: root (with userid 0) and all others. That is of course a bit black and white and thus mechanisms were build to allow certain users to do things as root, at the same time not allowing this user to do other things as root, nor allowing other users to do the same things as the privileged user. The most well know of these mechanisms is sudo.

    Thus sudo creates a sort of extention of privileges to ordinary users. But you say you have created a user with less provileges then root. I am curious.
    Henk van Velden

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