Check out 'sudo':
It will do what you are talking about.
On Tue, 08 Jul 2003 11:53:02 +0000, Biju wrote:
> I want to give some people in my company acxcess to reset password rights
> without root priv. Itried to write a small c program with Passwd <username>
> in it. Then gave the program sticky bit & changed the owner to root.
> Please help. Does anybody knows any method.