[OpenAFS] AFS version of sudo for admin ?

Dirk Heinrichs dirk.heinrichs@altum.de
Fri, 17 Dec 2010 20:16:52 +0100

Am Freitag 17 Dezember 2010, um 15:29:41 schrieb John Tang Boyland:

> Does anyone know of a "sudo" like command for AFS admin commands?

Errh, what about sudo?

You could create a special kerberos principal with a random key ("scripts"), 
which is stored in a keytab ("/etc/scripts.keytab"). Also make it an afs user 
and put it into system:administrators.

Put the following commands at the beginning of your script:

export KRB5CCNAME=/tmp/krb5cc_scripts
kinit -k -t /etc/scripts.keytab scripts

and these ones at the end:


The rest is configuring sudo properly so that only selected users can execute 
the script.