Is sudo more secure than su?

Is sudo more secure than su? Sudo Gives You More Control

More Linux distributions like Debian and Ubuntu are installing sudo by default because it’s safer than using su. It’s a mature tool that’s been around since 1980.

Why is sudo not safe? sudo is, fundamentally, a usability tool, not a security tool. The security effects of sudo are second-order consequences of the usability effects. Security is not useful when it is not useable.

Is root password the same as sudo? Password. The primary difference between the two is the password they require: while ‘sudo’ requires current user’s password, ‘su’ requires you to enter the root user password.

Is sudo safe to use? Sudo is the command, which enables normal users to run commands as if they were the root user, aka the system administrator. While this sudo security vulnerability is a real problem and needs patching, it’s not nearly as bad as some people make it out to be.

Is sudo more secure than su? – Additional Questions

What can I use instead of sudo?

Commercial Alternatives
  • Core Privileged Access Manager (BoKS)
  • CyberArk On-Demand Privileges Manager.
  • Centrify DirectAuthorize includes a dzdo command that functions similarly to sudo. They also include a sudo migration tool.

Does sudo work in CMD?

There is no sudo command in Windows. The nearest equivalent is “run as administrator.” You can do this using the runas command with an administrator trust-level, or by right-clicking the program in the UI and choosing “run as administrator.” runas is elevation of a user account in Administrators; sudo is another thing.

Can any user use sudo?

Only people in /etc/sudoers can use sudo, and ideally very very few people (like, one) should have such access in a shard system. You may configure /etc/sudoers to permit any user inside the sudoers group.

What are the sudo commands?

sudo can be used with additional options:
  • -h – help; displays syntax and command options.
  • -V – version; displays the current version of the sudo application.
  • -v – validate; refresh the time limit on sudo without running a command.
  • -l – list; lists the user’s privileges, or checks a specific command.