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10.4: Hide users from the login window via prefs
Authored by: chinarut on Jan 16, '06 06:15:04AM

I'm looking to hide the administrative user i created (not root). When I run the command logged in as my non-Admin user, I get this:

We trust you have received the usual lecture from the local System
Administrator. It usually boils down to these three things:

#1) Respect the privacy of others.
#2) Think before you type.
#3) With great power comes great responsibility.

If I try 'sudo -u' it doesn't seem to work either.

I prefer not to have to enable my root account.

Am I missing something?

What password is it requesting?

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10.4: Hide users from the login window via prefs
Authored by: magnamous on May 26, '06 01:00:23AM
When a user tries to use sudo for the first time, that display comes up. The password it is asking for is the password for the current user. If that user is not an administrator, the command will not work. In order to get it to work you must first log in as an administrator. Type login in the Terminal, enter your administrator username and password, type in your sudo command, enter the administrator password (as that is the user which is now trying to use sudo), and it should work. When it's finished, type logout or exit, and the Terminal will log out the administrator. For more information on how sudo works, type man sudo.

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