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Unable to do su - for a application user

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rock_singh
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Unable to do su - for a application user

Hi,

 

It is regarding one application user who is unable to do the su - app_oaps

 

root@stowe /usr/lbin# /usr/lbin/getprpw app_oaps
uid=35059, bootpw=NO, audid=127, audflg=1, mintm=0, maxpwln=-1, exptm=0, lftm=0, spwchg=Tue Nov 29 21:59:16 2011, upwchg=Thu Aug 19 14:19:40 2010, acctexp=-1, llog=-1, expwarn=0, usrpick=DFT, syspnpw=DFT, rstrpw=DFT, nullpw=DFT, admnum=-1, syschpw=DFT, sysltpw=DFT, timeod=-1, slogint=Tue Dec 13 17:12:59 2011, ulogint=Tue Dec 13 15:59:35 2011, sloginy=pts/te, culogin=-1, uloginy=pts/te, umaxlntr=-1, alock=NO, lockout=0000000

 

I have reset the passwd also but still unable to do su - app_oaps.

 

 

root@stowe /usr/lbin# cat /etc/sudoers
# sudoers file.
#
# This file MUST be edited with the 'visudo' command as root.
# Failure to use 'visudo' may result in syntax or file permission errors
# that prevent sudo from running.
#
# See the sudoers man page for the details on how to write a sudoers file.
#

# Host alias specification

# User alias specification

# Cmnd alias specification

# Defaults specification

# Runas alias specification

# User privilege specification
root    ALL=(ALL) ALL

# Uncomment to allow people in group wheel to run all commands
# %wheel        ALL=(ALL) ALL

# Same thing without a password
# %wheel        ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD: ALL

# Samples
# %users  ALL=/sbin/mount /cdrom,/sbin/umount /cdrom
# %users  localhost=/sbin/shutdown -h now
### START CentrifyDC group policy generated machine settings START ###
### ### Do not edit directly, this block might be gone anytime ### ###
#Default Settings
Defaults lecture=always, tty_tickets, !insults, env_reset, always_set_home, timestamp_timeout=0, lecture_file=/etc/sudo_lecture

# User alias specification for root access
User_Alias LOCALROOTUSERS=%se,%setemp,%sezone

# User privilege specification
LOCALROOTUSERS ALL=(ALL) /bin/su -


###  END  CentrifyDC group policy generated machine settings  END  ###
root@stowe /usr/lbin#

 

 

What could be the possible issue?

 

 

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Patrick Wallek
Honored Contributor

Re: Unable to do su - for a application user

So what happens when you try to do the 'su - app_oaps'?  Do you get an error?

 

You posted the sudoers file as well.  Are you expecting sudo to be magically invoked?  If you want to use sudo you need to do:

 

# sudo su - app_oaps

 

You then need the specify YOUR password (NOT the app_oaps password).

rock_singh
Occasional Advisor
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Re: Unable to do su - for a application user

I forgot to put the error. I know that i w'nt maically invoked.we have to do sudo su - app_oaps
singh sanjeev
Trusted Contributor

Re: Unable to do su - for a application user

what is the error you getting ??
Sanjeev Singh