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Old 08-09-2003, 09:02 PM   #1
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How do I add a person to my Sudoers List in Red Hat 9?
Old 08-09-2003, 09:12 PM   #2
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As root, enter 'visudo' at the console prompt. This is the only way to edit your /etc/sudoers file.

If you want a user to be able to execute sudo without having to enter a password, append the following to your sudoers list:

username NOPASSWD: ALL
Old 08-09-2003, 11:28 PM   #3
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I heard that enabling this nopasswd option is dangerous to your system's security. Can anyone explain why?

Old 08-10-2003, 04:54 PM   #4
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Actually it's:

username  ALL = NOPASSWD : ALL
And yeah you only want to do this for someone you really trust (like, yourself ). It's not a security problem any more than common sense dictates.


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