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Limiting root access in HP-UX CDE

Last modified: Wednesday, December 2, 2015 5:57 AM

PROBLEM DESCRIPTION

When using HP-UX CDE,  would like to disable remote login as root user.



RESOLUTION

When using CDE in HP-UX, you cannot completely block remote login as root user. However, when the CDE session is running, we can edit /usr/dt/bin/Xsession with the following lines to limit remote login as root.

#!/usr/bin/ksh
if [ "$USER" = "root" ] && ([ "$DISPLAY" != ":0" ] || [ "$DISPLAY" != "unix:0" ] || [ "$DISPLAY" !="UNIX_HOSTNAME:0" ])
then
exit
fi