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What is the difference between server_login and server_superuser permissions?

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Note: The ‘server_login’ and ‘server_superuser’ roles are used only for linux and aren't applicable to Windows. Typical configuration for Windows involves Windows instances hooking into Windows identity management (Active Directory) rather than having RightScale manage RDP privileges.

With the release of RightLink 5.9, the ability to distinguish between root (sudo) and a user account has been added. To accomodate this, an additional permission has been added called 'server_superuser.'

Resolution

When accessing servers through SSH, a new role has been created called 'server_superuser.' This role enables more strict restrictions for server access. If a user has 'server_superuser' enabled without 'server_login,' they will be logged in as root. If a user has 'server_login' enabled without 'server_superuser,' they will be logged in as a user of their account without root access.

Important! This only applies to images with RightLink 5.8 and higher. If your servers are using images with RightLink 5.7 and lower installed, you will automatically have 'server_superuser' and 'server_login' enabled, which provides the ability to login both as a root and user. If either one of the roles is enabled for images with 5.7 and lower, you will not be able to properly SSH into your server.

 

For more information, see RightScale Account and User Management

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