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Re: [suse-security] creating a normal user just for reboot
Hi, (plz send it to the the liste if it works, thx)

my resolution is to give the reboot programm as the shell...

untested but I thing it must be work:

# Adds a user "reboot" with UID 0 GID0 shell /sbin/reboot
export HOMEDIR="/home/reboot"
useradd -u 0 -o -g 0 -d $HOMEDIR -s /sbin/reboot -c "Reboot User" reboot
install -d -g 0 -o 0 -m 500 $HOMEDIR
passwd reboot
export -n HOMEDIR

so long... Kai

EOT

----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Nixon" <nix@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "SuSE Security" <suse-security@xxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, January 11, 2002 6:34 PM
Subject: Re: [suse-security] creating a normal user just for reboot


> On Thu, 10 Jan 2002 23:53:02 +0100
> Huge Rademaker <cert-security@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> > Op donderdag 10 januari 2002 23:39, schreef u:
> > > Hi folks.
> > >
> > > I want to enable a user to login, and after succesful login the system
> > > reboots.
> >
> > I shall not ask why you want that..... Is he a good friend of yours?
> >
> > >
> > > I tried out the following:
> > > - creating an user
> > > - in ~/.profile I put "sudo /sbin/reboot"
> > > - with visudo I defined "<username> ALL: NOPASSWD: /sbin/reboot"
> > > but this won't work.
> > >
> > > Am I missing something or am I totally on the wrong way ?
> >
> > I suggest you change the user's login shell to /sbin/reboot (in
/etc/passwd).
> > But I've never tried that.
>
> And, of course you will need to set his UID to 0 in /etc/passwd
>
>
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