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Add an User
2014/07/08
[1] Add an User "cent" as an example below.
[[email protected] ~]#
useradd cent

[[email protected] ~]#
passwd cent

Changing password for user cent.
New UNIX password:
# set password

Retype new UNIX password:
# confirm

passwd: all authentication tokens updated successfully.
[[email protected] ~]#
# logout

[2] Try to switch to a user that was added above.
dlp login:
cent
# input user name

password:
# password

[[email protected] ~]$
su -
# switch to root

Password:
# root password

[[email protected] ~]#
# just switched to root

[3] Make a user be only a user who can switch to root as an administration user. (it's 'cent' in this example)
[[email protected] ~]#
usermod -G wheel cent

[[email protected] ~]#
vi /etc/pam.d/su
#%PAM-1.0
auth            sufficient      pam_rootok.so
# Uncomment the following line to implicitly trust users in the "wheel" group.
#auth           sufficient      pam_wheel.so trust use_uid
# Uncomment the following line to require a user to be in the "wheel" group.
# uncomment the following line

auth            required        pam_wheel.so use_uid
auth            substack        system-auth
auth            include         postlogin
account         sufficient      pam_succeed_if.so uid = 0 use_uid quiet
account         include         system-auth
password        include         system-auth
session         include         system-auth
session         include         postlogin
session         optional        pam_xauth.so
[4] To forward to emails for root user to another user, set like follows. (it's 'cent' in this example)
[[email protected] ~]#
vi /etc/aliases
# Person who should get root's mail
# last line: uncomment and change to a user

root:
cent
[[email protected] ~]#
# reload