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jousif
Frequent Advisor

root user

Hi all admins,
please advise if can I get information about root user like "password lengh and first login and who try to use su command,
please advise.
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Ivan Ferreira
Honored Contributor

Re: root user

You must have ENHANCED SECURITY enabled. Then you can use:

edauth -g root
edauth -g -d d

To get the information about security configuration. See the Tru64 Security Administration manual, and man prpasswd.

All times reported by these commands are in seconds since epoch. You may need a perl program to convert to human readable time.

Respect to su, there is a debate, the only file that registers the use of su is the /var/adm/sialog that must be created, but some people does not recommends the use of this file for log time.

Por que hacerlo dificil si es posible hacerlo facil? - Why do it the hard way, when you can do it the easy way?
Ann Majeske
Honored Contributor

Re: root user

The supported way to audit who tries to use the su command is to use the audit subsystem. See the Security Administration manual. There is also information on setting up and enabling Enhanced Security in the Security Administration manual.

Ann Majeske
Honored Contributor

Re: root user

The sialog file is designed to be used only for short periods of time to debug problems with SIA. It is not designed for long term use and can cause problems with performance of your system among other things.