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super user login problem in unixware 7.1.1

shreejesh
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super user login problem in unixware 7.1.1

Dear all

I am having a unixware 7.1.1 server. and i am able to login to server using root or any other defined users. but when i am giving "su" command from any of the normal user it is giving an error "UX:su:Error:permision denied" and coming back to prompt. while trying "su -" from root prompt it comes back to # prompt. kindly help me to resolve the issue.
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paolo barila
Valued Contributor

Re: super user login problem in unixware 7.1.1

Hi

first I'd check permission on "su" program:

I'm doing it on HP-UX by the way:

# which su
/usr/bin/su

# ls -l /usr/bin/su
-r-sr-xr-x 1 root bin 28672 Oct 4 2002 /usr/bin/su

# file /usr/bin/su
/usr/bin/su: PA-RISC1.1 shared executable dynamically linked
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Vitaly Karasik_1
Honored Contributor

Re: super user login problem in unixware 7.1.1

I suggest you to check two things:
1) is there only one "su" binary? I remember that under UW 2.1 were two different binaries for "su"...
2) read UW manuals - probably it has some usergroup, and only members of this group are allowed to "su"
Stuart Browne
Honored Contributor

Re: super user login problem in unixware 7.1.1

Actually, it's more to do with the access rights the users have.

If you go into the usermanager, and check the privileges and access rights under the user that is executing the 'su'.

It's been a while since I used Unixware so I can't remember exactally where it is. You should be able to browse the documentation on Caldera's website however. The TA's there should answer this quite clearly.
One long-haired git at your service...
Joel Kammet
Occasional Advisor

Re: super user login problem in unixware 7.1.1

Add your user to the "wheel" group.

In OpenBSD (and other *nix's) a user must be a member of the wheel group to use su.