[thelist] Creating a user with root permissions in redhat

James Baster evolt at thesinner.co.uk
Wed Apr 2 15:36:12 CST 2003

Your solution: beware, while this will let the other person log in with
there own password, once they are in the system will think they are the root
user. (Havent tried this, but I think) if this person then ran passwd they
would be changing roots password and thus lock you out. Its a nasty nasty

Look into Sudo. This allows you to give certain normal users the rights to
execute certain commands as the root user.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Martin Kuplens-Ewart" <martin at takingitglobal.org>
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Subject: RE: [thelist] Creating a user with root permissions in redhat

> Never mind - found the solution:
> The new user needs to have the same UID as root.
> -m
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> >Does anyone know how to create a root-perm'd account on a linux server?
> >
> >Cheers,
> >
> >-martin
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