Originally Published: Friday, 9 June 2000 Author: Alexander Reelsen
Published to: news_enhance_security/Security News Page: 1/1 - [Printable]

Delegating superuser tasks with sudo

Instead of just handing out your root password to various users or beginning sys-admins or changing numerous programs as set uid root (to run as root), you can use sudo (which stands for "superuser do") to allow them to run certain commands as the super user (or as another user).