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Hi, 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....

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    Default Password eset Without Root Access.

    Hi,

    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.


    Biju Guest

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    Default Re: Password eset Without Root Access.

    Check out 'sudo':

    [url]http://www.courtesan.com/sudo/[/url]

    It will do what you are talking about.

    On Tue, 08 Jul 2003 11:53:02 +0000, Biju wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > 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.
    Brandon Boles Guest

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    Default Re: Password eset Without Root Access.

    "Biju" <bijuvpoptonline.net> wrote in message news:<ygyOa.5158$EC6.2814478news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.n et>...
    > Hi,
    >
    > 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.
    Is this the root passwd or their own passwd? if it's just their
    passwd, the can just type in passwd and they can change it when they
    wish.
    Ken Guest

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    Default Re: Password eset Without Root Access.

    "Biju" <bijuvpoptonline.net> wrote in message news:<ygyOa.5158$EC6.2814478news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.n et>...
    > 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.
    That's somewhat nasty, and a bit of a hack. No wonder you're having
    fits with it.
    > Please help. Does anybody knows any method.
    But of course! And, it is surprising to me that people just don't
    know it...

    The pwdadm command is a powerful one. Users that execute it will need
    to be in group security, and cannot change the passwords of
    administrative users (so it is a good idea to flag them all as admins,
    or they'll change each others PWs and have juvenile wars....not that I
    have any personal experience in this arena, mind you).

    The command also can set, or reset, the ADMCHG flag that requires a
    user change their password on login.

    For a user to run the pwdadm command they need only know their OWN
    password, and do not need access to root at all.

    I hope this is sufficient to your needs.

    -dwiv (CATE/AIX)
    Dwivian Guest

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    Default Re: Password eset Without Root Access.

    Chris Mattern <syscjmgwu.edu> wrote in message news:<3F0B31D5.2010108gwu.edu>...
    > Biju wrote:
    > > Hi,
    > >
    > > 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.
    > >
    > >
    > sudo. Get it. Use it. Love it.
    >
    > Chris Mattern
    Use the 'pwdadm' command. The user running this must be in the security group

    Scott
    Scott Doyland Guest

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    Default Re: Password eset Without Root Access.

    There are some ways.

    The members of some groups - system mainly - have the rights to reset /
    change user passwords. Another way is to install in your system 'sudo', an
    application that allows you to grant users the right to use certain orders
    as another user. I believe it's free software.

    See you

    "Biju" <bijuvpoptonline.net> escribió en el mensaje
    news:ygyOa.5158$EC6.2814478news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.ne t...
    > Hi,
    >
    > 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.
    >
    >

    Josep Abenza Guest

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