LISA 2001 Abstract
SUS - An Object Reference Model for Distributing UNIX Super User Privileges
Peter D. Gray, University of Wollongong
This paper describes a system administration tool which allows a
user to run a command as root or as some other user after
authenticating. Unlike most other commands of that ilk, SUS attempts
to treat the command and its arguments as references to system
objects, and allows for relatively powerful matching on the attributes
of those objects to determine if the user should or should not be
allowed to execute the desired command. In addition, SUS has a mode to
help limit the number of setuid utilities needed to provide user
services via the web.
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