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Old 08-12-2014
Individual usernames for the same login account

Hi

There is an application installed on a server, that has a unique login account, but many users are using it with the same login name! How can we overcame this by creating individual accounts for the same application login account?
# 2  
Old 08-12-2014
Quote:
creating individual accounts
Maybe I misunderstood, but you already answered it yourself?
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Old 08-12-2014
No, everybody, uses the same login name to log into the application, there is no way who did what, maybe my english is not that perfect as its not my first language
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Old 08-12-2014
Is that because the appplication, as UID is the only one with write permission on the application files?
Creating new UIDs will not solve your problem, and creating new accounts with same UID will have side effects from time to time...
Either you create a group for that apps and add the users in it AND group has write perms, so a directory would look like rwxrws--x etc...
or you force those users to use sudo and change a passwd so they cant log to that account anymore

And of course there is always the possibility to use RBAC...
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Old 08-12-2014
Check if the below helps
If you want to log the details about who did what, try capturing the OS level username.
Even though you login as different user,
Code:
who am i

will give you the OS user
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Old 08-12-2014
if I
Code:
su

will I be able to track that particular user activity?

---------- Post updated at 11:46 AM ---------- Previous update was at 11:43 AM ----------

what I really want is single login accounts to please audit guys..
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Old 08-12-2014
What I think you need to do is:

Set each user up their own account.

Put all these users into a new group (vbe already said that).
This allows you to set file permissions for the group as a whole.

You can set these users to all have the same home directory (so that they all land in the application directory, and execute the same profile, etc), when they login.

(I assume that the application already tolerates multiple logins so handles the file locking, etc for multiple users).
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