Re: root group in solaris : Tools

sodo provides logging, and commands suck as /bin/sh etc can be put into
a group in /etc/sudoers and forbidden. then add users to the wheel
group who need sudo access. of course there are ways around the
forbidden things. you can be specific with which commands they can run
so that they don't write shell scripts and run them with sudo to bypass
the forbidden binaries.

Cmnd_Alias SHELLS = /sbin/sh,\


Cmnd_Alias FORBIDDEN = /bin/passwd root,/bin/su,/sbin/su


dubaisans dubai wrote:

What is the suggestion on using a tool like Powerbroker from Symark.
The tool claims to centralise the "sudo" function and also provide
logging? Does anyone have feedback on this tool or any other third
party tool in the same space?

On 9/19/06, Suzanne Widup <Suzanne.Widup@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Have you looked at implementing sudo? It's a root delegation tool and
would give you some better accountability as to what people are doing.

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I would like to give root user privileges to a set of OS administrators.
Everyone has individual user-ids on the system.
Currently they login with their personal ID and then SU to root. I donot
want to share root password with these many people.

I am thinking of adding all these users to the "root" group[GID 0].
Will it provide root-equivalent UID O access to these users. If not why
? Does the "root" group not have root user-id equivalent privileges?

Is it possible manually to make the GID 0 privileges equivalant of UID

How else can I give these individual users root privileges - make all of
them UID 0 or something.? Is that a smart idea?

I am looking at something simpler than SUDO or RBAC

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