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Sudo 1.8 Brings Pluggable Policies to Root Access Control

Mar 02, 2011, 17:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier)

"This weekend at SCALE, Todd Miller introduced Sudo 1.8, a major update that brings "enterprise" features to Sudo that put it on par with proprietary alternatives.

"We're all familiar with the venerable utility Sudo, but its feature set hasn't kept up with what many companies want for root access control. Specifically, Sudo has lacked support for policy plugins and advanced logging features. There have been a number of proprietary tools that either replace or enhance Sudo for root access control (RAC). But who wants to have to buy an add-on if you can get the features you need as part of the native toolset that comes with your *nix?

"Sudo 1.8 brings a plugin architecture, with two major types of plugins: policy and I/O logging plugins."

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