user name and password

Brian Pitts brian at polibyte.com
Thu Oct 25 19:46:04 BST 2007


Bill N wrote:
> If i give someone a user name and password will i still be the
> administrator to delete them if needed?  Do i have to do anything
> special to make me the administrator?
> 

In the "users and groups" utility you can control who is in the admin 
group  by selecting their name, clicking properties, clicking user 
privileges, and adding or removing a check from the box labeled 
administer the system.

In the file /etc/sudoers, you should see the following, which gives 
being in the admin group its significance:

# Members of the admin group may gain root privileges
%admin ALL=(ALL) ALL

-Brian



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