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Old 02-01-2002
Shutdown Privilege


I have to grant SHUTDOWN privilege to an ordinary user.
How this can be achieved?

# 2  
Old 02-01-2002
What OS? Do you have any security package on the system (such as BoKS?)?

Best bet without knowing the answers to these questions - install and use sudo. This allows you to give certain users or groups some of the access as if they were root.
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Old 02-01-2002
OS is SCO UNix Ware 7.0
The security package you mentioned is not installed.
Without any such security package can we grant SHUTDOWN privilege.Is there any work around ?
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Old 02-01-2002
# 5  
Old 02-05-2002
Would it work to do something like the following?

create a group called "shutdown"
chgrp shutdown /sbin/shutdown
chmod 4550 /sbin/shutdown
add the users to the group "shutdown"

Then they could "newgrp shutdown; /sbin/shutdown -y -h 0"...
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