15.2.  Granting shadowing access to users

Because of the security implications of this feature, the system administrator needs to grant this permission to named users before it can be used.

The vsmserver service controls whether a user requesting to shadow another user is authorized to do so. The configuration parameter /vsmserver/allowed_shadowers from the /opt/thinlinc/etc/conf.d/vsmserver.hconf file is read by the vsmserver service on startup. This parameter is described in detail in /vsmserver/allowed_shadowers .


After the configuration variable has been set, the vsmserver service needs to be restarted before the change is made active.