[CentOS] SSH Remote Execution - su?

Jeremy Rosengren jeremy.rosengren at gmail.com
Wed Mar 3 21:41:04 UTC 2010


On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 3:36 PM, James Hogarth <james.hogarth at gmail.com>wrote:

> On 3 March 2010 21:20, Tim Nelson <tnelson at rockbochs.com> wrote:
> > Greetings All-
> >
> > I'm about to embark on some remote management testing and need a way to
> login to a remote system running CentOS 4.x/5.x via SSH, su to root (using a
> password), then execute a command.
> >
> > I currently login to the boxes using key based SSH like this:
> >
> > ssh -i ~/remote_key admin@$REMOTEIP
> >
> > Then, I SU to root. However, if I try to do this automatically like this:
> >
> > ssh -i ~/remote_key admin@$REMOTEIP 'su -l'
> >
> > I'm getting:
> >
> > "standard in must be a tty"
> >
> > So, how am I able to remote login using SSH, su to root, then execute a
> command as root?
> >
> > All comments and suggestions welcome. Thanks!
> >
> > --Tim
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> Best off configuring sudo for that user (with no password) and make
> sure that user has !requiretty in the sudoers configuration.
>
> James
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Does "ssh -t" help?

-- j
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