[CentOS] OT: Scripting with sudo password

Thu Nov 15 01:14:38 UTC 2007
James A. Peltier <jpeltier at cs.sfu.ca>

James A. Peltier wrote:
> gjgowey at tmo.blackberry.net wrote:
>> How about using ssh with certificate authenitication instead of sudo?
> That's great for SSH, I already do that, but if I ssh to a system and 
> then type sudo it prompts me for a password.  I want something like this
> ssh_and_sudo_on_all_hosts
> this script prompts for passwords and provides passwords to all ssh or 
> sudo sessions
> ssh => some_host
> uses keys/certificates whatever so no password
> sudo do_some_command (prompts for password)
> password entered at start of ssh_and_sudo_on_all_hosts is passed to sudo 
> and sudo runs.

Sorry, I keep using sudo as an example, please consider it substituted 
for anything that requires a password.

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