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Create a user and allow them to install/update software

Create a user and allow them to install/update software

Create a user and allow them to install/update software

(OP)
I'm a Windows admin, trying to create a user account on Solaris 5.10. The user needs to be able to install some software and update some other software.

I think I can create the user account with the following command:

CODE -->

useradd -d /export/home/tempRoot -m -c "tempRoot" tempRoot

I think I want to allow the user to use "su", but I don't know how to do that. What is the best way to grant the user his required rights?

Thanks.

RE: Create a user and allow them to install/update software

Look into 'sudo' which allows root to grant certain privileges to other users, allowing them to install software and carry out other 'root-related' tasks. That said, software such as Oracle require the creation of an oracle user in the dba group in order to install the software.

I think you may be trying to create a root-equivalent account (with a UID of zero), which is something of a no-no in the Solaris and other *nix world for security reasons, and which is why sudo was created.

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RE: Create a user and allow them to install/update software

Use RBAC with roles and privileges to do it the Solaris way.

RE: Create a user and allow them to install/update software

(OP)
Is RBAC available in version 5.1?

RE: Create a user and allow them to install/update software

(OP)
Ah, nope. Oracle said it's available since S8

RE: Create a user and allow them to install/update software

Yes. You said initially you are running Solaris 5.10 which is Solaris 10, so you can use RBAC.

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