In ESXi 4.1, I have SSH access enabled and a user jdoe, who is able to connect to the system via ssh.
~ $ less /etc/passwd | grep jdoe jdoe:x:3:0:John Doe:/home/jdoe:/bin/ash
The user jdoe has all permissions I managed to provide: 0 for GUID, and Administrator rights in vSphere client (Permissions tab). Nevertheless, this user doesn't have root permissions. For instance, under jdoe login, I can't change a password for another user:
~ $ passwd user27 passwd: jdoe can't change password for user27
My question is: how to provide a user jdoe with all permissions root has?
Some comments: I need it to keep root away from day-to-day operations. Also, for some reason , su or sudo is not the option.