I know in
/etc/sudoers, one can put Defaults rootpw, but then
sudo asks for the root password for all commands. Is there any way I can have
sudo ask for the root password for some commands and the user password for others?
I know in
Defaults can be set for everything or for certain Hosts, Users or Commands
man sudoers says :
Defaults Certain configuration options may be changed from their default values at runtime via one or more Default_Entry lines. These may affect all users on any host, all users on a specific host, a specific user, a specific command, or commands being run as a specific user. Note that per-command entries may not include command line arguments. If you need to specify arguments, define a Cmnd_Alias and reference that instead.
Default_Type ::= 'Defaults' | 'Defaults' '@' Host_List | 'Defaults' ':' User_List | 'Defaults' '!' Cmnd_List | 'Defaults' '>' Runas_List
So try :
You can turn turn off root password for specific commands and specific users by adding this line to
username1 hostname1 =NOPASSWD: /usr/bin/command_name1,/usr/bin/command_name2 username2 hostname2 =NOPASSWD: /usr/bin/command_name1,/usr/bin/command_name2