second password layer for sudo

Thomas Kaiser (ubuntu) ubuntu at
Thu Sep 29 17:27:35 UTC 2005

R.L. Reingard wrote:
> hi all,
> is it possible for us (in Ubuntu) to set a second password for a user 
> in  the sudoers-list?
Why you don't just create a second user account (maybe called "admin") 
and use this for administration only?

I think you can change the user in a terminal with "su - user" (e.g.: su 
- admin), then you have to enter the password of admin. Now, you can use 
sudo (Of course, you have to enter the password again if you do sudo. 
Hence, you have a third level of password protection :-))



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