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RE: pam_wheel



pam_wheel defaults to checking for "wheel" group membership
not "root" group...you can also specify a different group name, i
believe the module argument is "group=" ...

-b

> -----Original Message-----
> From: James Bagley Jr [mailto:jabagley@cvs.agilent.com]
> Sent: Thursday, March 28, 2002 2:01 PM
> To: pam-list@redhat.com
> Subject: pam_wheel
> 
> 
> Hey all,
> 
> I have users that need root access to their workstations.  
> Reading the pam
> documentation for the pam_wheel module it sounds like I can 
> allow them to
> 'su -' without entering a password.  This is ideal because I 
> don't want to
> give them that root password, i'd rather keep that to myself. 
>  Problem is,
> it doesn't work.  I'm using red hat 7.2.  Here is the contents of
> /etc/pam.d/su:
> 
> #%PAM-1.0
> auth       sufficient   /lib/security/pam_rootok.so
> # Uncomment the following line to implicitly trust users in 
> the "wheel" group.
> auth       sufficient   /lib/security/pam_wheel.so trust use_uid
> # Uncomment the following line to require a user to be in the 
> "wheel" group.
> #auth       required     /lib/security/pam_wheel.so use_uid
> auth       required     /lib/security/pam_stack.so service=system-auth
> account    required     /lib/security/pam_stack.so service=system-auth
> password   required     /lib/security/pam_stack.so service=system-auth
> session    required     /lib/security/pam_stack.so service=system-auth
> session    optional     /lib/security/pam_xauth.so
> 
> Here is output from the id command as a user:
> 
> uid=976(jabagley) gid=100(users) groups=100(users),0(root),98(ident)
> 
> when 'su -' is entered, i am prompted for a password.  Did I
> missunderstand the pam documentation?  what is wrong?
> 
> thanks,
> 
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