AIX Version 4.3 supports assigning portions of root user authority to non-root users. Different root user tasks are assigned different authorizations. These authorizations are grouped into roles and assigned to different users.
This chapter covers the following topics:
Roles consist of authorizations that allow a user to execute functions normally requiring root user permission.
The following is a list of valid roles:
|Add and Remove Users||Allows any user to act as the root user for this role. They are able to add and remove users, change information about a user, modify audit classes, manage groups, and change passwords. Anyone who performs user administration must be in group security.|
|Change Users Password||Allows a user to change a passwords.|
|Manage Roles||Allows a user to create, change, remove and list roles. The user must be in group security.|
|Backup and Restore||Allows a user to back up and restore file systems and directories. This role requires authorizations to enable a system backup and restore.|
|Backup Only||Allows a user only to back up file systems and directories. The user must have the proper authorization to enable a system backup.|
|System Shutdown||Allows a user to shut down, reboot, and halt a system.|