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    WHM mod question

    Hey, my friend was talking about a mod that gives multiple people access to the root account. with different passwords does anyone know what this mod is called it will greatly help us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex597 View Post
    Hey, my friend was talking about a mod that gives multiple people access to the root account. with different passwords does anyone know what this mod is called it will greatly help us.
    The easiest way would be to create a few reseller accounts with full access (so they would have root access by using their own username and password).

    I've not looked at the logging but you might even be able to see who did what if it came down to it.
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    yea theres the /var/log files i don't know if it says username, but the problem with that is we can't get full ssh to those "root" accounts. we could get normal SSH but not full
    plus we have some plugin's that only root can access and we need us all to be able to access it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex597 View Post
    yea theres the /var/log files i don't know if it says username, but the problem with that is we can't get full ssh to those "root" accounts. we could get normal SSH but not full
    Sure you can, you should take a look at /etc/sudoers

    As an example:
    http://www.screen-shot.net/sudoers.swf
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    we have some plugin's that only root can access and we need us all to be able to access it

    yea there is su/sudo we could use, i mostly use winscp to look into the files. and only one allowed to look at /home/ is root, unless you can edit it.

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    sudo su is how we grant root access to staff members as needed. As illustrated in the short video I created for you - if you give the user SSH access (regular SSH, not jailed) and then add them to the sudoers file they will be able to sudo su to root.

    If you know what you are doing you can only allow certain commands and other such limitations but the staff with us that have the access are trusted with the access they are given. What it comes down to is that if you can't trust your staff then you better be willing to do it all yourself.

    Do this in /etc/sudoers
    Code:
    ## Allow root to run any commands anywhere
    root    ALL=(ALL)       ALL
    usernamehere ALL=(ALL)       ALL
    You will see the root ALL=(ALL) ALL in there already, just add a new line that is the same but change root to the actual username.

    Log into SSH with that username and then type "sudo su" and hit enter - then type that user's password again (not the root password) and you will be escalated to root.

    As for WHM plugins that only root can access - I don't know a way around that other than giving your staff the root password to the server.
    Last edited by MikeDVB; 10-25-2009 at 02:01 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex597 View Post
    Hey, my friend was talking about a mod that gives multiple people access to the root account. with different passwords does anyone know what this mod is called it will greatly help us.
    I think I know what you are talking about.

    Companies brand it as Master Reseller Packages?

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    Probably WHMEZlogin - http://www.whmezlogin.com/
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    YES! exactly that, thanks if there was a rep thing here i would rep you lol. works nice, almost what i wanted. but it will do

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