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Limited access to server for modifying accounts?

1673 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Nov 12, 2010 11:47 AM by donny RSS
donny Level 6 Level 6 (10,310 points)
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Nov 12, 2010 10:43 AM
The person in charge of my Mac network at school wants to give me access to be able to change passwords for students on the server when they get locked out. 

Anyway, he claims to know what to do but can't figure out how to do it. Is there a way to give me limited server access that allows me to change student passwords or add and delete accounts?

20" Aluminum iMac, g4 ibook, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • Camelot Level 8 Level 8 (45,670 points)
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    Nov 12, 2010 11:30 AM (in response to donny)
    There are many approaches to this one, depending on whether you're looking for a GUI or a command-line option.

    If command-line then the easiest path would be to enable sudo access for your account:

    donny ALL = /usr/bin/passwd [A-z]*, !/usr/bin/passwd root

    Adding the above line to /etc/sudoers will allow the user 'donny' to change the password for any user except root.
    Mac OS X (10.6.4)


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