Of course, Sudo isn't the only game in town. I won't comment on these other options as I haven't spent much time working with them (and I'd probably be a bit biased). If you would like to add to this list, please send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open Source Sudo Alternatives
- GNU userv
- op (originally shipped with ConvexOS, this is a free version based on Tom Christiansen's paper)
System-specific Sudo Alternatives
- The Solaris pfexec command can be used to run commands with extra privileges, as determined by the security profile.
- The AIX sysctl command can be used to run privileged commands on a local or remote server.
- SCO OpenServer used to ship with a command call asroot but it has been removed from the current version.
- HP-UX has a resticted verson of the SAM system administration tool that allows non-root users to perform specific tasks.
- Privilege Manager for Unix
- Quest One Privilege Manager for Sudo which supports a centrally administered sudoers file, I/O logging, and a management console. A freeware version is also available.
- Privileged User Manager which also includes a sudo-compatible interface.
- Power Broker
- CA Access Control
- Foxt BoKS
Sudo-like utilities for Windows