I have a user named
lap that was set up during install of a service named
lap. I have to be logged in as user
lap to execute certain functions and to access some directories. I do not have the root password. I tried:
$ su - lap Password: "MyPassWord" su: Authentication failure
In this case the password I tried is the password of the current user I was logged in as. Which is the same password I would supply for sudo. Also i tried:
$ sudo su - lap Sorry, user xxxxxgrp is not allowed to execute '/bin/su - lap' as root on myServerName.
Is there a way I can change to user