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Two question regarding sudo-login into an ubuntu-system (debian tips welcome as well):

  • Is it possible to require sudoers on my box to only login with publickey-authentication?
  • Is it possible to log which ip sudoers log in from and check that for "unusual activity" or take actions? I'm thinking about temporarily removing sudo-rights if sudoers don't log in from whitelisted IPs. Or is that too risky to be exploited?
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What operating system? – Rowland Shaw Mar 25 '12 at 14:52
Oh, Sry. Ubuntu 11.10. – Fabian Zeindl Mar 25 '12 at 17:25
Your question seems to be confusing sudo with ssh. I think you meant ssh in all of those cases. And ssh allows one to do all of those. – Dan D. Apr 2 '12 at 1:34
No, i meant sudoers, since it's those accounts that shouldn't be compromised. I'm unfortunately in a situation where i have boxes with 30 users, 5 of them sudoers and i don't trust every one of them to know what they're doing. – Fabian Zeindl Apr 2 '12 at 6:26
up vote 0 down vote accepted

I found the answer to the first question here: Just add the following to sshd_config:

Match Group sudoers
PasswordAuthentication no
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