Simple Question but having trouble finding it on the web.
I am building a netboot image an due to some restrictions with our 802.1x network, I can't use the root user.
I am using a different account as admin but I want it to act as root for all functions (essentially give it the same permission level) so that apps don't prompt for a password (casper imaging, carbon copy cloner)
Is there a way to do this? I see that I could use automater to run Casper Imaging as sudo on startup, but I would prefer no password prompts for any functions for future proofing.
You would want to use the NOPASSWD functionality within the sudoers file (edit with visudo). I have the following two lines in my sudoers file on my NetBoot image which allow me to run an automator action to open Casper Imaging on boot/login and flatten a FileVault 2 encrypted drive via a script I put in the dock.
administrator ALL=NOPASSWD:/Applications/Casper Suite/Casper Imaging.app/Contents/MacOS/Casper Imaging administrator ALL=NOPASSWD:/usr/sbin/diskutil partitionDisk*
I literally just added those exact two lines using visudo. No other changes at all. I then made an Automator action that runs the script
#!/bin/sh sudo /Applications/Casper Suite/Casper Imaging.app/Contents/MacOS/Casper Imaging
Careful with the string. It needs to exactly match what's in your sudoers file. Copy/paste to be sure.
Also, the sudoers edit assumes that your logging in user is named "administrator" (short name).