sudo: Beginner to Expert in 2 hours

Michael Potter

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This presentation will begin with a quick demo for those of you who are unfamiliar with sudo. The complete syntax of the configuration file will be explained starting with the simplest rules to the most complex. Finishing with a discussion recipes to solve real world problems.

I started developing this presentation after getting frustrated trying to understand the sudo configuration file syntax. I added the real world problem while helping people on the sudo mailing list.

sudo is a security tool that comes pre-installed on many *NIX systems, including mac os x, and most distributions of Linux. sudo allows for fine grained control of privileges as an alternative to setuid programs & scripts, turning on read & write privileges on sensitive files, sharing passwords, and (gasp) giving out the root password.

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Michael Potter

Michael has been working in IT since 1989 when he switched from programming automotive embedded systems. Since that time he has been involved in projects related to moving mainframe applications to UNIX and Linux using open-source technologies.  Michael is the lead author of the open source library that allows socket code originally developed on the mainframe to be recompiled on Linux:

Recently Michael is work on various projects from Groovy/Grails to development of iPhone/Blackberry/Android applications for business.

In 2009 Michael and his wife Lanna moved their consulting business from Chicago to Atlanta.

Michael Potter
  Tapp Solutions, LLC
  Replatform Technologies, LLC
+1 770 815 6142  ** Atlanta **  **

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