|Summary:||Making PAM let only members of wheel su root [pam_wheel.so]|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||dwayne|
|Component:||pam||Assignee:||Michael K. Johnson <johnsonm>|
|Status:||CLOSED NOTABUG||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||1999-03-26 21:52:16 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description dwayne 1999-01-22 17:21:59 UTC
This is just a note to anyone wanting to have only members of the wheel group su root. By default RedHat has the GID of the wheel group set to be 10. However, PAM assumes it's 0. Even if you change the file /etc/group (and /etc/group- for good measure) so that wheel has GID=0, it still doesn't work (for me at least :) However by placing group=wheel at the end of the first auth line, all will be well! So the auth lines of /etc/pam.d/su should be something like: auth required /lib/security/pam_wheel.so group=wheel auth required /lib/security/pam_pwdb.so shadow nullok
Comment 1 Preston Brown 1999-03-26 19:57:59 UTC
Michael, has this been dealt with/fixed/worked around/whatever?
Comment 2 Michael K. Johnson 1999-03-26 21:52:59 UTC
This is not a bug and does not need to be dealt with/fixed/worked around/whatever.