sudo alternatives; for the minimalists

Randal L. Schwartz merlyn at
Tue Mar 14 03:01:46 UTC 2017

>>>>> "Harry" == Harry Schmalzbauer <freebsd at> writes:

Harry> I don't use it because I don't agree with the idea to authorize with the
Harry> user password which I already used for current credentials.

That's just to ensure that someone doesn't get to be root simply because
you left your account logged on while you walked away for a few minutes.

If you had to enter the *root* password, you now have a *shared*
credential, much harder to write policies for and account usage of.

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