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Managing Sudo Permissions

In this lab, we will take a look at how to give a user account permissions to use `sudo`. We will accomplish this task by adding the user to the sudoers file, which will then allow the user to use the sudo command.

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Clock icon 30m
Clock icon Apr 15, 2019

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Create new user account.

    1. To create the new user account, use the following command:

      sudo adduser hpotter

      When prompted for the password, enter:

  2. Challenge

    Add user to `sudoers` file.

    1. To add a new user account to the sudoers file, run the following command:
    sudo visudo
    1. Then, edit the file and include the following line:
    hpotter ALL=(ALL:ALL) ALL  
    1. Now exit the file, saving the changes.

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