AIX 5.3 Using sudo to control smit

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Old 11-30-2011
AIX 5.3 Using sudo to control smit

Does anyone have any experience using sudo to control smit on AIX 5.3?

These are the smit commands that I want certain users to execute:
# Cmnd alias specification
Cmnd_Alias SMIT = /bin/smit hacmp, \
/bin/smit pxdam, \
/bin/smit cl_lsuser, \
/bin/smit cl_users, \
/bin/smit cl_passwd

Specifically, I am having issues with smit cl_lsuser and smit cl_users. I get these messages:
0518-506 odmget: Cannot open object class HACMPnode
Check path name and permissions.
cl_lsuser: Unable to determine node list for the cluster.
0518-506 odmget: Cannot open object class HACMPlogs
Check path name and permissions.
The cluster log entry for cspoc.log could not be found in the HACMPlogs ODM.
Defaulting to log directory /var/hacmp/log for log file cspoc.log.

It looks like it is no longer running as root. Does anyone have any ideas? Any and all assistance would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 11-30-2011
It may also be a problem with environment variables. Do you know if smit needs any particular settings in the environment?
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Old 11-30-2011
No, I don't know if smit needs any particular settings in the environment. Is there a way to determine that?
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Old 11-30-2011

You may want to take a look at this: Help -
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Old 12-01-2011
I do not think it is a good idea,
any time you can press F9 and you will get out to shell with root privileges.
Then whole idea to limit users to few smitty fast-paths does not have sense any more.
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Old 12-01-2011
Thanks everyone for your input! With your help, and others, I have been able to resolve this issue. To resolve the shell issue, I set environment variable SMIT_SHELL for root to 'n'. To resolve the other issues, I had to configure sudo to do 'su' to root and then execute the smit command, e.g., su - root -c /bin/smit hacmp.
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