how to get a real root/user seperation?

Dexter Filmore Dexter.Filmore at gmx.de
Thu Oct 9 18:50:15 BST 2008


Am Donnerstag, 9. Oktober 2008 17:59:05 schrieb Andrew Jarrett:
> On Thursday 09 October 2008 11:18:27 am Dexter Filmore wrote:
> > Is it possible to have the "original" root/user model with (K)ubuntu?
> > I'd like to set up a few boxes with it but the users must not mess with
> > them.
> >
> > Dex
>
> You mean just adding a root account and using 'su', or is there something
> more in depth?
>
> The root account is there, you just need to give it a password:
> $: sudo passwd
>
> I'm guessing you want to not let your users have sudo access?  Once you
> have a root password you should be okay to remove sudo and just use su
> (someone agree/disagree with me here, because I've never done this).  Or
> maybe you could leave sudo installed and remove all your users from the
> 'admin' group or edit the sudoers file ("sudo visudo").  Just be careful to
> not lock yourself out of your system!
>
> Andrew

Well, remove sudo ans set a root passwd all sounds fine, but what if I fire up 
Adept for example. Would it ask for the users passwd and attempt to perform a 
sudo then or ask fir the root passwd?


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