[Cyberduck-trac] [Cyberduck] #3739: Need to become root after login (su -). Is this possible? (enhancement)

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Tue Sep 22 21:28:49 CEST 2009

#3739: Need to become root after login (su -). Is this possible? (enhancement)
 Reporter:  dlivesay     |       Owner:  dkocher                                
     Type:  enhancement  |      Status:  new                                    
 Priority:  normal       |   Milestone:                                         
Component:  sftp         |     Version:  3.2.1                                  
 Severity:  normal       |    Keywords:  authentication, root, login, privileges
 I sometimes need to work on a server which has remote logins disabled for
 root. Ordinarily I log in, using my own credentials, and then su - to
 become root once I'm in. Is there any way this can be done through
 Cyberduck? (I tried issuing su - with the Send Command menu item, but it
 didn't work.)

 Alternatively, some admins disable root logins and add users who need
 certain root permissions to sudoers. Can Cyberduck prepend "sudo" to
 commands that require su privileges and prompt the user for a password?

 Personally, I prefer the first method as it doesn't entail sending a
 password every five minutes, although it would require a less-privileged

Ticket URL: <http://trac.cyberduck.ch/ticket/3739>
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