08-17-2013 03:01 AM
In HP-UX 11iv3 server i have 5 users except root. I want to give password change permission of 5 users to any one of the user other than root. how can I achieve it ?
Kindly explain the procedure.
08-17-2013 01:28 PM
This is an ideal requirement for sudo. You specify the usernames that are allowed to run passwd plus the 5 usernames that are permitted. If sudo is not installed on your system, get a copy from HP's Internet Express at software.hp.com
08-17-2013 01:50 PM
So you want any of the 5 users to be able to change any of the 5 passwords?
This is scary. Other than the fact you have 5 home directories, it's the same as a shared account.
08-18-2013 10:45 PM
Well ..I will explain ..
In our environment one ID is used by 80 users, if any user did a mistake ( typing wrong password) would lock all 80 users login ,at that movement if administrator is unavailable then it is a problem.
To avoid this issue if we can give permission to other user to change or unlock the password could reduce the impact.
If you have any other thought will appreciate your effort.
08-18-2013 11:50 PM
>In our environment one ID is used by 80 users
Ok, so you want these 4 users to be able to change this shared account?
sudo should work fine.