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Old 02-14-2014
Ssh & sudo

when the following command is issued the command prompt is received, how do I get past this?

ssh -t usera@hosta sudo su - userb -c id
# 2  
Old 02-14-2014
Unless you are root on the remote server, su will ask for a password. So I don't quite get what you are seeing.

Try this:
Code:
ssh -t usera@hosta sudo 'su - userb -c id'

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Old 02-14-2014
I still get the password prompt,
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Old 02-14-2014
Thats exactly what Jim said in post #2
I understand you ar not root then... You will have to see with your admins if then can correct the sudoers files for your requirement...
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Old 02-14-2014
If you have sudo rights with the NOPASSWD option set, then you will not be prompted. An example line from out file reads:-
Code:
SECADMIN ALL= NOPASSWD: /usr/bin/mkdir

There may be some resistance to this option though as it means there is no challenge to the command for that user/group.



I hope that this helps,
Robin
Liverpool/Blackburn
UK

Last edited by rbatte1; 02-14-2014 at 02:00 PM.. Reason: Correcting nationality
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