[Samba] Revisit - Re: Default Hidden Disk Shares

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Thu Oct 21 10:53:22 MDT 2010

On Thu, Oct 21, 2010 at 11:05:57AM -0400, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
> On 10/21/2010 12:42 AM, Jeremy Allison wrote:
> >On Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 10:29:41PM -0400, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
> >>I want admin to be able to access other user data to clean up any
> >>messes they have. Kind of standard here at home with my kids getting
> >>into challenges and asking for help. Or they did an assignment from
> >>the wrong login, and now I have to move it around. More my wife
> >>tends to just use my login and access her files. Well I will have to
> >>skin this cat another way. Most likely set up some symlinks and ID
> >>groups.
> >Look into the "admin user" parameter. Anyone coming in as that
> >user is mapped to "root", with full priviliges. Just create an
> >"admin" user, set "admin user = admin" in the [global] section
> >and don't tell anyone else the password :-).
> oow.... That is valuable. And risky. I think I will try it!
> And I ASSuME that "admin user = admin1, admin2
> works as well? Did a quick google search and did not find anything
> on this (sometimes I have to fix things from my wife's login; she is
> in the middle of something and needs a bit of help...).

Yes, admin user is a list parameter. Anyone on that list == root.

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