[CentOS] Multiple grub2 Users with Passwords

Sun Nov 11 21:48:36 UTC 2018
Dr. Zenzic <dr.zenzic at gmail.com>

I figured out my error. I had a typo in my 40_custom file and forgot to
run grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/efi/EFI/redhat/grub.cfg when I added the
second user.

For anyone that finds this message trying to solve this issue the
correct syntax is:

    set superusers="user1", "user2"

    password_pbkdf2 user1 /hash1/

    password_pbkdf2 user2 /hash2/

On 11/11/18 1:34 PM, Dr. Zenzic wrote:
> Hello All,
> I am trying to set multiple users with passwords for modifying grub2
> menu entries at boot. I know I can set a "root" user grub2 password
> with grub2-setpassword. I have also been able to make a grub2 user
> password using the grub2-mkpasswd-pbkdf2 command and adding
>     set superusers="user1"
> to the /etc/grub.d/40_custom file. However, I have multiple user
> administrators that will possibly need access to grub at boot (i.e. to
> boot to single user mode to fix a broken configuration file). I've
> tried generating two different passwords with grub2-mkpasswd-pbkdf2
> and adding:
>     set superusers="user1, user2"
>     password_pbkdf2 user1 grub.pbkdf2.sha512.1000./hash1/
>     password_pbkdf2 user2 grub.pbkdf2.sha512.1000./hash2/
> with no success. The first user account worked but not the second.
> Does anyone know the correct syntax to add multiple grub2 user
> accounts with different passwords in 40_custom? All tutorials I've
> found online explain a single user but not multiple.