LSE toolsLSE toolssudo_pair (343)sudo_pair (343)

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Project details

Apache License 2.0
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Stephen Touset
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Why this tool?

This plugin is useful for companies with strict regulations on access to systems, especially when its a privileged session. It may also be used for allowing a third party access to your systems with strict control and real-time monitoring of the session.

How it works

When running a typical sudo command to increase privileges, this plugin will create a session ID and provides a command to share with another engineer. This engineer is the one who will start the session and monitor your activities. When he or she started the session, the session is mirrored to both and you will see the same commands and output.

Usage and audience

sudo_pair is commonly used for identity and access management or privileged access. Target users for this tool are security professionals and system administrators.


  • Command line interface

Tool review and remarks

The review and analysis of this project resulted in the following remarks for this security tool:


  • + The source code of this software is available


  • - No releases on GitHub available

Author and Maintainers

Sudo_pair is under development by Stephen Touset.


Supported operating systems

Sudo_pair is known to work on Linux.

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Related tool information


This tool is categorized as a Linux privilege management tool and authorization management tool.