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Vijeesh CTK
Trusted Contributor

Super user access

Hi Gurus,

I have an Alpha Server with Tru64 4.0D.

I added a user and need to give su access to this user.

but when i am doing su - throws a message

You do not have permission to su root.

please let me know how can i achieve this.

TIA,

Cheers,

Viju
6 REPLIES
Vladimir Fabecic
Honored Contributor

Re: Super user access

If you want the user to be able to do su - , user must be in system group (also can be member of other groups).
Only users in group system can do su -.
In vino veritas, in VMS cluster
Vijeesh CTK
Trusted Contributor

Re: Super user access

Thanks Vlad,

I have done the same, adding the user ID in System group. But still i am not able to do an su - .

Is there any kind of config files for that ( like /usr/local/lib/sysusers in hp-ux )

Viju

Venkatesh BL
Honored Contributor

Re: Super user access

What does 'id guest' show?
Vijeesh CTK
Trusted Contributor

Re: Super user access

hello folks,

I am able to do the su - now.

what i have done is i have changed the uid frm current 200 to another higher value. I donno how it worked. but Venkatesh's input helped me to change and check.

Thanks guys.

Have a nice time

Cheers,

Viju @ CTK
Matthew_50
Valued Contributor

Re: Super user access

well, you can use this way,

edit the /etc/group
# cat /etc/group
system:*:0:root,tobby
.
.
.

in this case, user 'tobby' will be able to use `su -` becomes to root.
Vijeesh CTK
Trusted Contributor

Re: Super user access

thanks all ..

Smiles
Viju