Deploying Linux Desktops in a Business (was Re: Antivirus for Ubuntu)
matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu
Fri May 25 07:37:00 UTC 2007
Ben Edwards wrote:
> For example what access do we give non technical people to there Linux
> Desktop. Is it possible to give non sudo access to the box but allow
> them to install security updates.
I think you can give them sudo access but only allow them to run aptitude.
All they would have to do is:
sudo aptitude update
sudo aptitude upgrade
Obviously, this can be made into a fairly simple script with a desktop
Then, since they can't modify sources.list you should be able to
prevent them from installing "third-party" software. Sudo is actually
designed to allow fine-grained configuration, though Ubuntu makes it
equivalent to root access by default.
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