Question about UAC and bash/cygwin
Thu Aug 16 22:46:00 GMT 2012
Lord Laraby wrote:
> I'll give that a go as a start. But, I would still like to see by
> Cygwin uid shown as 0 when I am elevated. Because it's the same as the
> windows equivalent of su.
I think where you are confused is that cygwin's shell is
elevated all the time if you are running as admin...
It's *almost* like the good ole days when you owned your machine
and you were the only one on it..... but not quite..
cygwin can't directly access 64-bit resources and is therefor subject
to path redirection.
But if you put the 'right' values in your groups file:
when you type id you will see not only your groups, but your tokens as well (if
populated your group file).
Users),513(None),545(Users),555(Remote Desktop Users),1005(lawgroup),12288(High
So ... from the above, I am in group "root" (which is called Administrators and
has a value
of 544 on windows) I'm in the authenticated users group (I'm logged in).
513 is for Domain Users, but for a standalone machine... cygwin defaults it to none.
and the HighMandatory is my integrity...
Values for those in /etc/group would be:
High Mandatory Level:S-1-16-12288:12288:
System Mandatory Level:S-1-16-16384:16384:
Protected Mandatory Level:S-1-16-20480:20480:
Secure Mandatory Level:S-1-16-28672:28672:
I also have this for Trusted Installer, but it may be specific to my system:
If you want to see yourself in group root, you can add this
to your /etc/group file:
^^^--- notice the 544 -- that's the number windows uses
you should have an entry in your group file like:
^^^^^ that's the real Admin/root group, and it
normally is mapped to
the number windows uses.
Some other group entries that might come in handy:
Remote Desktop Users:S-1-5-32-555:555:
Does that help clarify anything Lord?
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