superuser


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superuser

[Unix] Synonym root, avatar. This usage has spread to non-Unix environments; the superuser is any account with all wheel bits on. A more specific term than wheel.

superuser

A person with unlimited access privileges who can perform any and all operations within the computer. See root user.
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Buffalo, NY, January 02, 2012 --(PR.com)-- SuperUser Technologies, a preeminent provider of security and information transport systems, launched its new website www.superusertech.com with 360 Professional Services Group.
The reports provide an overview of the registry data and are created by using a superuser account that includes the GWTG-Stroke performance indicator quality measurements.
At LVHHN, where nurse managers are selected (rather than volunteer) to serve in the superuser role, providing ample resources to explain the benefits of the system and answer questions one-on-one help get these nurses engaged.
However, this is not the case in small- to medium-sized businesses, where typically the system administrator will be one of the ordinary users; when sensitive tasks need to be performed, he or she will use a special superuser password to obtain the necessary additional privileges.
Using Comtrol's unique DualConnectPlus[TM] Technology SuperUser Solutions found that they were able to quickly and easily configure a one-port DeviceMaster-UP to connect both the serial and Ethernet devices to their PLC via Ethernet/IP.
Dieter says it was important within the organization that employees could see key leaders stepping forward to accept training as superusers and then be willing to help other employees with the system's utilization.
"We also use the superuser model, where we bring in one person for every 10 staff and train them so they can train their peers," Hughart says.
Setting up an Organization-as-a-Service is simple: VirtualORGS provides a complete system for the relevant organization supporting the customer's choice of domain name, and the username of their first superuser account, within as little as an hour.
* Unresolved segregation of duties that inadvertently enables accounts with "superuser" access rights
While Vancil came to Maricopa County as a superuser, not everyone on her staff immediately embraced IT.