additional admin password

Asked by pastormatt on 2009-03-27

I am using Ubuntu 8.10 and I can check/uncheck the Admin mode in Web Content Control at any time. I would like to set a different password to prompt in order to make any Admin changes in the Web Content Control.
Would I have to set up different users, profiles, etc...?
Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
Thanks,
Matthew F.

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2009-03-30
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2009-03-27
KIAaze (zohn-joidberg) said : #1

Yes, you would have to set up a new user and remove superuser permissions from your account.
Or simply create a new restricted account.

The only problem is that currently, webcontentcontrol will ask for the password of the current user I think.
This means that you will only be able to use the admin mode if you are running as a superuser.

I will try to fix this as soon as possible.

If you don't want to create a new account, you can activate the root account and edit /etc/sudoers accordingly. But you will still have to restrict your account's permissions then!
I'll give you more info on editing /etc/sudoers if you want to apply this second solution.

Best KIAaze (zohn-joidberg) said : #2

Errata:
"Yes, you would have to set up a new user and remove superuser permissions from your account."
is supposed to read:
"Yes, you would have to set up a new super user and remove superuser permissions from your account."

pastormatt (mcfroah) said : #3

Thank you for the reply. I set up an additional user with full admin rights and removed the other users administrative capabilities.
Thanks again for the reply.