Adding a user to sudoers
One of the most common operations that administrators want to accomplish when managing
sudo permissions is to grant a new user general
sudo access. This is helpful if you want to give an account full administrative access to the system.
Giving a user
On Fedora, it is the
wheel group the user has to be added to, as this group has full admin privileges. Add a user to the group using the following command:
$ sudo usermod -aG wheel username
If adding the user to the group does not work immediately, you may have to edit the
/etc/sudoers file to uncomment the line with the group name:
$ sudo visudo ... %wheel ALL=(ALL) ALL ...
You will need to logout and back in for changes to take effect.
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