[Box-Admins] Permissions

Göran Krampe goran at krampe.se
Sat Feb 5 08:46:33 UTC 2011

On 02/04/2011 10:19 PM, Ken Causey wrote:
> We already have this in some sense.  Most individual projects are setup
> under their own home directories and to administer them it is generally
> sufficient to have access to the individual account, not superuser
> access.  For example the webteam manages the website without superuser
> access and release teams can update the ftp site generally without
> superuser access.  So for example if someone wanted to volunteer to work
> on bugs.squeak.org it would probably suffice to give them access to the
> mantis user account.
> That said the use of sudo has been brought up before and it is worth
> looking into.  My grand plans to setup new servers included every
> intention of making liberal use of sudo.  But I simply haven't gotten
> around to it.  I would welcome any insights anyone has on configuring
> sudo for our purposes.
> Ken

IMHO the levels Ken describe are enough. If you are trusted with Linux 
admin stuff then root it is IMHO. Let's not complicate things :)

...and we really need to fix a running offsite scheduled backup. ASAP.

Sidenote: Btw, I now use Duplicity with Deja Dup on my laptop - works 
good even for large files onto a vfat external USB drive.

regards, Göran

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