Category: Linux

Get an email notification when someone becomes root (sudo’s) on a Linux server

January 26, 2018 by richardvk

Filed under Linux

Last modified January 31, 2018

I have found this very useful to keep track of when other team members become root on one of our core infrastructure servers. I dont want a notification when I (username=’richard’) log in though, so I exclude myself with a simple ‘if’. Add this to roots ‘.bashrc’ file: WHO=`who am i | cut -d ” ” -f1` if [ “$WHO” != “richard” ]; then echo …