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Re: PAM and wheel issues

I came across the same problem TODAY. I thought I had done something wrong with the Linux load. It is so good to hear someone else has the same problem. I am eagerly awaiting the solution.


----- Original Message ----- From: "Lunt, Nick" <Nick Lunt wesleyan co uk>
To: "Redhat (E-mail)" <redhat-list redhat com>
Sent: Monday, June 19, 2006 6:12 AM
Subject: PAM and wheel issues


I've set /etc/pam.d/su to only allow su to root when users are in the wheel group, with this line

"auth       required     /lib/security/$ISA/pam_wheel.so use_uid"

From README.pam_wheel

"only permit root authentication to members of wheel group"

However this is preventing users NOT in the wheel group from switching user to anyone, not just to root.

I've tried this on 2 boxes with different versions of PAM: pam-0.77-65.1 and pam-0.77-66.13.

Anyone come across this before or have an explanation for this behaviour ?

Nick .

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