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Re: auth-source source password lookup for ssh + sudo

From: Michael Albinus
Subject: Re: auth-source source password lookup for ssh + sudo
Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2022 13:04:35 +0100
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Kai Tetzlaff <> writes:

Hi Kai,

>>> with auth-source enabled when SSHing to a server with sudo as 2nd hop
>>> like `|sudo:/etc/passwd` TRAMP apparently tries
>>> to look up the sudo password using `user=root,,
>>> port=sudo` (at least that is what auth-source-pass tells me with
>>> debugging enabled [1]). Now, why does the lookup use `user=root` instead of
>>> `user=notroot`. Is there a way to change that?
>> Could you please be more precise? `|sudo:/etc/passwd`
>> does not look like a valid remote file name.
> Sorry, you're right. I meant:
>   /|sudo::/etc/passwd

The default password for the "sudo" method is "root", and that's what
Tramp uses. If you want to have another user, apply


Btw, in your example I don't understand why you want to access the
remote host as user "notroot", and afterwards to change the user on that
host to "notroot", again.

> BR, Kai

Best regards, Michael.

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