I start my browser by binding a terminal command to a keyboard shortcut. So for now that has always been
The steps I have taken so far:
sudo useradd <dummy user> sudo passwd <dummy user> sudo mkdir /home/<dummy user> sudo chown <dummy user> /home/<dummy user> sudo chgrp <dummy user> /home/<dummy user>
Allow the new user to acces X
Run the command as the new user
I start a terminal as the original user (non-root) and run the following command:
su <dummy user> -c chromium-browser
after typing the dummy user password I can run the chromium-browser as the dummy user. Chromium will be all new and won't have any of my old settings since it uses the newly created dummy user home dir.
Now I don't want to have to enter a password at any stage so I looked into how to work with the sudoers file.
Apperently it is possible to run a command as another user without being prompt for the password by changing the sudoers file. I have not yet figured out exactly how but I think it relies on
sudo -u. Which also allows you to run a command as someone else. Before I started to adapt the sudoers file I wanted to test this structure. So I ran:
sudo -u <dummy user> chromium-browser
And I got the following error:
[0906/012127:ERROR:nss_util.cc(90)] Failed to create /home/<user>/.pki/nssdb directory. [0906/012127:ERROR:nss_util.cc(90)] Failed to create /home/<user>/.pki/nssdb directory. Home directory /home/<user> not ours.
<user> is my username. So it tries to acces my home users home dir.
I'm hoping someone can help me figure this out. I have the feeling I'm sort of in the right direction but I need someone let me see what I'm doing wrong. Also any help on how to change the sudoers file would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance!