Using Linux Mint (currently Debian edition), I gradually began to see the benefits of sudo and I like the timer element that turns it off after so many minutes. However, I also like the use of separate passwords for the user and root accounts - two passwords seem to have a better security profile. But I want to keep the timer features of sudo.
So what I would like to do is to modify sudo so that it keeps its current features EXCEPT that it would require a different password to be effective. A retrofit of the new with the old.
I found a post by SimonTS on Fri Apr 01, 2011 4:55 am that looked good but did not work for me; it possibly would not have done what I want anyway. I found another post by guigum on Sat May 07, 2011 10:47 pm but from his description, it does not do what I would like. Several differently worded searches (always tricky for me) did not get as close as those two posts.
Anyone have an idea how I can make the
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