Multi admin who can't read each others files

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by resting, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. resting macrumors member

    Aug 15, 2011
    Is it possible to setup multi admin who has no access to list/read/write another admin's files? That is, they can't use the sudo command with their pwd. How do i do that?

    I'm taking that the first account created is equivalent to root, since they share the same pwd?
  2. Mal macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2002
    The first account is not equivalent to root, and in my experience, the root account is disabled at first, and therefor does not have a password.

    All admin users are going to be able to use sudo unless you modify (which usually involves creating it first) the sudoers file. Someone else will be able to fill in all the details there. The other solution, and best one, is to simply not make the other accounts admin accounts. The big limitation is that they then cannot install software, but I'd suggest it's the best solution.

  3. resting thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 15, 2011
    hmm...i see. Ok..guess i'll have to go for the 2nd option. Thanks. :)

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