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How to set more power to a user?

jolight
Frequent Advisor

How to set more power to a user?


Hi All,
I need an option to set more power to a user id for administration purpose. Making the uid 0 can solve my problem, but I dont want to do because of auditing issues. Is powerbroker is a better way and let me know any opensource product can help me.

Thanks in advance

George




7 REPLIES
Avinash20
Honored Contributor

Re: How to set more power to a user?

You could use sudo
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Avinash20
Honored Contributor

Re: How to set more power to a user?

http://www.gratisoft.us/sudo/intro.html
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Pete Randall
Outstanding Contributor

Re: How to set more power to a user?

The best solution is probably sudo but you may be able to utilize the restricted SAM feature (sam -r) to set the user up to use particular SAM functions to accomplish your/their needs.


Pete

Pete
OldSchool
Honored Contributor

Re: How to set more power to a user?

"Making the uid 0 can solve my problem, but I dont want to do because...."

Good, because there are more than just "auditing" issues, this is an easy way to trash your system accidentally.

My preferences (in order) would be:

1) Check if "restricted SAM" (previously noted) will work for what you need
2) Download install "sudo" (also noted previously)
3) RBAC software (HP??)
4) PowerBroker...

PowerBroker will allow you to delegate things at a very granular level, but it can be a pain to configure. Its also relatively expensive and has a variety of features you may not need (keystroke logging, versions of vi and emacs that can't do shell escapes and so forth
Dennis Handly
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: How to set more power to a user?

>OldSchool: 3) RBAC software (HP??)

Yes: http://docs.hp.com/en/5991-4853/index.html
Emil Velez
Honored Contributor

Re: How to set more power to a user?


SUDO can be downloaded free from software.hp.com

it is precompiled for HPUX.

WOrks file 1 config file and it can be used across systems.
jolight
Frequent Advisor

Re: How to set more power to a user?


Hi All,

I have implemented SUDO and its working fine.
Thanks to all for support.

George