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Old 05-15-2012
Power How to Login as another user through Shell script from current user[Not Root]

Hi Every body,

I would need a shell script program to login as different user and perform some copy commands in the script.

example: Supppose ora_toms is the active user

ora_toms should be able to run a script where user: ftptomsp pass: XXX should login through and run the commands

Ujjwal V
# 2  
Old 05-15-2012
like this?
# su - ftptomsp -c "some copy commands"

# 3  
Old 05-15-2012
i am not having root access a shell script , which automatically logs me in using these credentials
username:- ftptomsp
password:- AG53Tt3iK2
# 4  
Old 05-15-2012
ssh user-name@ip 'cmd'

if you have multiple servers however this works within same server too
# 5  
Old 05-15-2012
My server name :- thdb1d02
presently looge in :- ora_toms user

need to login to ftptomsp user by running shell script .
# 6  
Old 05-15-2012
What Operating System and version are you running. What Shell do you use?

Are you logging in for interactive work or are you trying to run a script in another user's account?

What is the problem which you are trying to solve? Would it make a difference if both users were in the same group?
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Old 05-15-2012
HP UX 11i Server
i m logging it through command mode...i would like to run the script ora_toms user account where the script should be able to login to the ftptomsp account

not necessary to be in the same group

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