[development] "Sudo" Module

Domenic Santangelo domenics at gmail.com
Mon Aug 9 17:49:44 UTC 2010

On Aug 9, 2010, at 10:39 AM, James Benstead wrote:

> The act of entering a password will give them the sense that what they are doing implies a risk. Also, the root account will have a slightly different theme. Possibly plastered with skull and crossbone motifs ;)

Wouldn't the changed theme be enough? I sympathize that you want to make it really, really clear that they're about to get the keys to the kingdom (cue the sudo banner!), but the sad reality is that you can't engineer stupidity or apathy out of users. 

I don't mean to disparage users. Put another way: the users who have access that ARE qualified don't need the extra warning; the ones who AREN'T qualified won't pay any attention. Both groups will enter the password once and choose "Remember this password," rendering all your hard work moot anyway.

Think it through...


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