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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 14:01:44 +0100
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"Kai Tetzlaff" <> writes:

Hi Kai,

>> 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.
> That's not what I want. The `sudo::` part *should* obtain `root`
> privileges. However, the *password* which is required by sudo is the one
> for the user of the first hop: `notroot`. So the password lookup should
> be done for `notroot` instead of `root`.
> Its not just the password lookup in auth-source, the password prompt
> shown by TRAMP (if the password lookup faile) is misleading, too:
>   Password for /
> This looks like a request for the password of the root user. However,
> the password to be entered is that of `notroot` (the user of the first
> hop).

I see. It is not a problem of multi-hop per se, but a general problem of
su(do) password prompts in Tramp. Will see what I could do.

> BR, Kai

Best regards, Michael.

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