Fedora :: Add User To Sudoers File?

Apr 18, 2011

How do I add myself to the Sudoers File? When I go to use the "Sudo" command, it tells me I am not in the Sudoers File, so I have to do "su -" to bypass it for the time being. How do I add myself?

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Fedora :: User Login Not In Sudoers File

Oct 2, 2009

I wanted to do an installation from my user login so I typed
sudo make install
then it says
<my_user_loggin> is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported.
How to correct this matter...

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Ubuntu :: How To Add User Xyz To Sudoers File?

Feb 15, 2011

How do I add user xyz to sudoers?

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General :: Add A User In Sudoers File

Oct 4, 2010

How do I add a user in a sudoers file.

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Ubuntu :: User Not In The Sudoers File?

Jul 15, 2011

I have a bit of a problem... I thought (for certain reasons) I would just add myself to root group and therefore gain some more rights for my account. I could sudo before... But once I gained the root group as a secondary group it says I am not in the sudoers file anymore...

Code:
id
uid=1000(kosta) gid=1000(kosta) groups=0(root),1000(kosta)
Code:
sudo ls
[sudo] password for kosta:

kosta is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported. It is really weird and messed up. I can view sudoers file but not edit it... I can cat passwd but I can not view syslog. Is there any way to fix this without having to reboot to recovery mode? And why the heck is this happening after all?

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Ubuntu :: Sudo: User Is Not In The Sudoers File

Mar 25, 2010

I get this message if i try to use sudo/gksudo. What causes this, how can I solve it? It has been working for years. If i remember correcttly there was a sudo update few days ago, maybe it doesnt work since then, i havent used it in the last few days.

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Ubuntu Security :: User Is Not In The Sudoers File

Mar 15, 2011

Suddenly I am not in the sudoers file. I am not sure how to recover from this. I have no grub screen at bootup, so I can't boot into single user. I think I am going to have to boot a live version of ubuntu to start with. Is that right? What's next after that? Also, how could this happen, I haven't touched the sudoers file or added users or anything like that (well not that I am aware of) I am a little concerned that this may be the result of someone breaking in? Would this be a likely symptom?

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General :: User Not In The Sudoers File - This Incident Will Be Reported

Mar 12, 2010

I need to install a package. For that I need root access. However the system says that I am not in sudoers file. When trying to edit one, it complains alike! How I am supposed to add myself to the sudoers file if I don't have the right to edit one? I have installed this system and only administrator. What can I do?

Edit: I have tried visudo already. It requires me to be in sudoers in the first place.

amarzaya@linux-debian-gnu:/$ sudo /usr/sbin/visudo

We trust you have received the usual lecture from the local System Administrator. It usually boils down to these three things:

#1) Respect the privacy of others.
#2) Think before you type.
#3) With great power comes great responsibility.

[sudo] password for amarzaya:
amarzaya is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported.
amarzaya@linux-debian-gnu:/$

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Ubuntu Servers :: How To Setup User To Be In Sudoers File

Jan 31, 2010

I just installed Gutsy server. It is the only disk I can get to boot on this old PC trying to salvage. I'm at the "SERVER LOGIN" prompt. I created one user during the install. I can login as that user, but that user has "...Is not in the SudoersFile." How do I setup this user to be in the sudoers file, without having any ability to make changes to the system?

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Ubuntu Servers :: Unable To Add User Directly Into The Sudoers File

Jun 22, 2011

I'm running Ubuntu Server 11.04. It came time to add User to the sudoers file: so I decided to simple add User to the admin group: usermod -a -G admin user Then I used visudo to check if admin users had been set to receive sudo privileges. I uncommented the line admin ALL=(ALL) ALL. Nothing happened. I've even tried to add user directly into the sudoers file as user ALL=(ALL:ALL) ALL, but that failed too.

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Ubuntu :: Adding A Line To Sudoers File So That Every User Can Run A Particular Program As Root?

Mar 27, 2010

is it possible to do so? I mean, I want every user to be able to run '/bin/x' for example, as root without entering a password. I know the security risks, but I'm trying this in a risk-free environment which security does not matter very much.

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Red Hat / Fedora :: Add User To Sudoers

Jul 16, 2010

I recently installed Fedora 13 "Goddard" using the graphical installer (although I prefer the 'text/ reduced graphics' option.When I start the system (after installation completes), it runs in graphical mode and presents me with a graphical login prompt. However, due to security reasons (I'm told), it won't let me log on as the root/ admin user (which is fair enough).If I log on as another user (eg : alpha, charlie or delta, for this example), I can't edit the sudoes file to add one of these users (alpha) to the file. This is because these users aren't in the file, as far as I know.

At no stage during installation was I offered an option of either setting the runlevel or adding a non-root user to the sudoers file.I have found a way to change the runlevel setting, so that is not really an issue.What I would like is either of the following :

1. A modification to Fedora's graphical installer that allows for an explicit option to set the runlevel (graphical/ command-line) and another option to add the first created non-admin user (alpha in this example) to the sudoers file.

2. Information on how to add a user to the sudoers file without adding all others (eg : alpha, but not charlie and delta, in this example).

I have read the relevant man and info pages for the su, sudo, sudoers and visudo commands, but I only got confused. (I don't know BNF/ EBNF and I would like a solution that doesn't involve having to learn these BNF dialects, although I will if I have to.)Also, I have seen solutions that show how to add all users, but not individual users, to the sudoers file. What I want is to add an individual user (if this isn't clear already).Please feel free to send me an e-mail about this post : nigel.nq.ngw[at]gmail[dot]com with the subject line "Linux Forums - Fedora 13 Add User to Sudoers"

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Fedora :: Add The Default Normal User To The Sudoers Group?

Jul 3, 2010

How do i add the default normal user to the sudoers group? Is it normal for the main user to be kept out of the sudoers group or did i do something wrong during install?

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Fedora :: Normal User In Sudoers Group But Can't Install Programs Without Root-users Password?

Jul 4, 2010

The normal user is now in the sudoers group. How can i allow it to install programs using it's own password rather than having to know the super-secret Root-Users password?

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Fedora :: 12 - Sudoers File - Change The Option In The Clock Options

Nov 20, 2009

My clock needs to be set to usa time with am and pm But I don't see any option to select that? So I read online that I need to edit /etc/adjtime and change it from UTC to LOCAL

Problem is when I'm in the terminal it tells me I'm not in the sudoers file? So how do I fix my clock? its insane that I cant change the option in the clock options, and its also nuts that even though I created a root password I can't seem to just sudo and change it?

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Fedora :: Installing LibreOffice / Banshee - Devon Not In Sudoers File

May 11, 2011

I use to use Ubuntu and recently came to Fedora, I am not a fan of the package manager in Fedora so I am trying to install things through terminal and when I use Sudo cause that is what I am familiar with this is what it gives me.
Devon is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported.
What do I do? I am just trying to install Libreoffice 3.3 and Banshee 2.0

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Debian :: User Not In Sudoers

Feb 21, 2011

I have installed debian 6 recently, and during installation I selected not to allow root login (and thereby enable my standard user to use sudo).If I check sudoers (by using visudo) my standard user is not listed anywhere, but he can still use the sudo command without any problems.Where else could this permission be stored?

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Fedora Security :: Limiting Sudo - Giving Full Privileges To The Wheel Group In The Sudoers File

Feb 15, 2011

I have previously set up sudo via adding my name to the wheel group and then giving full privileges to the wheel group in the sudoers file. Now I choose to learn to limit that. Had noticed the most frequent use I have of sudo is to run yum update. This got me thinking, could I remove the wheel group privileges and add the following line in sudoers to limit the privilege to simply running yum, and furthermore, make it so I could run yum without a password:

## Allow root to run any commands anywhere
rootALL=(ALL) ALL
Troy ALL= NOPASSWD: /usr/bin/yum

I think that would in fact work (if I understood one of the pages here, it will work). However, upon further thinking I realized that in such a case then anyone sitting at my computer could then use yum, without a password, to install or remove any file on my system � probably not a good idea. As a result I have to ask, can I tighten the privilege even further such that the only privilege so given was to run �yum update� and nothing else? (for example if they ran �yum install� it would fail). If you can do it, how?

Last, I was going to limit the privilege, time wise and try wise, by adding the following to the sudoers file:

# Defaults specification
Defaults:Troy timestamp_timeout=0, passwd_tries=3

Will that really work to limit the elevated privilege so I don't have elevated privileges lingering about, or is there a better way to do so?

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Ubuntu :: Use Sudoers To Allow Any User To Chown A Certain Set Of Files?

Feb 16, 2011

I have a fairly complicated request The short version is, I want to set up a system so that any user can change the ownership of a certain set of files at any time without root access. I think it's possible to set up sudoers to do that, but so far I have failed miserably.I have tried setting up a wrapper script around chown, then putting that script into sudoers, but it didn't work. Here's the script and sudoers (paths changed to genericize them):

Code:
#!/bin/bash
#this script moves a copy of the code

[code]....

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Fedora Security :: User Access To Start And Stop Tomcat But Also Gives User Access To Start And Stop Other Services "/etc/sudoers"

Mar 13, 2009

I am trying to give access to ONE single user to start and shutdown tomcat server. The problem being, when I enter syntax: username ALL= /etc/init.d/tomcat5, /usr/local/tomcat/webapps, PASSWD:ALL This gives the user access to start and stop tomcat but also gives user access to start and stop other services within /etc/init.d - such as httpd etc... What is the proper way to give user access to start and stop service, and limiting that power to only one service....

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Server :: Sudoers Will Not Work - Error Says Sudu: Can't Open /etc/sudoers: Permission Denied

May 31, 2011

I have tried several things to attempt to fix my sudoers file however it is still coming up with errors. The error says

[code]...

the sudoers configuration file is set to the default as I have ran a dpkg on it, have also uninstalled and reinstalled it, and went over the configuration file ensuring it looked like the defaults I had seen online.

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Ubuntu :: User Removed From Sudoers / Get Back To Promised Land?

Jan 9, 2010

I managed without knowing to remove my user from the sudo users group. I did usermod -G fuse <username> and now I can't sudo anymore. How do I get back to the promised land?

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Ubuntu :: Main User Account Not In Sudoers List Debian 6.0 Squeeze

Feb 23, 2011

When i installed the new version of debian on my laptop to try it out, i noticed that i can't sudo as my main account is not in the sudoers list and i cannot put me in because i'm not sudo.

Code:
cesar@debian:~$ groups

cesar cdrom floppy audio dip video plugdev netdev powerdev scanner bluetooth
I have to enter as a root account but don't know how, plus i forgot my root password.

note. i dualboot with ubuntu 10.04 and grub is managed by it.

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Debian :: Visudo - Add A User To The Sudoers In Vps Host And Edit A Couple Of Files?

May 2, 2011

I need to add a user to the sudoers in my vps host and edit a couple of files and I just cannot make sense of visudo, vi or nano. The tutorials I find on the net just take too long to study and they are never complete, can someone explain what I need to do? I am running Debian 506.

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Debian :: Install A File That Username Is Not In Sudoers File?

Jun 3, 2010

Is it possible to disable all passwords in debian. I do not need any security usernames and passwords. I don't want type sudo all the times and i want free acces all the time. With debian i allways have some premission problems and why i need a password for my home computer?

1. For example today when i tried to install a file debian told me that my username is not in sudoers file. How can i fix this? 2. Is it possible to disable all passwords and asking admin premission, i dont need that kind of ??? for my home computer. (including the login screen user/password asking) And i am sorry for my grammar errors, i hope you can still understand what i have tried to say.

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Fedora :: "Not In Sudoers File" Error?

Jul 11, 2009

I recently installed Fedora 11 with KDE 4 on virtual box. Now I need to install the guest additions, and doing requires sudo, but I can't because whenever I try to install the guest additions in terminal by typing "sudo ./VBoxGuestAdditionsx86", it gives me this "User is not in the sudoers File" Anyone know what to do so I can get the guest additions installed.

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Debian :: How To Add Myself To 'sudoers File'?

May 15, 2010

everytime i try to do anything with sudo i cant and this time it was extremelly costly. From now on i don't want to risk anything like this again and i need to be able to sudo.

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General :: Sudoers File Gone?

Oct 3, 2010

I logged in as root and was trying to add a user to sudoers, but then when I tried to save it said that the file was write protected and couldn't be saved. However, when I returned to look at the contents of the sudoers file, they were all done. The file is now empty.

1- How can I restore the contents of the default sudoers file. (I have FC12)
2- How can I add a user (no password) to the sudoers list without this happening again?

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Ubuntu :: How To Get Into Sudoers File In 10.04?

Mar 25, 2011

I changed my user name, and now the Terminal shows my new user name.I log in with the same user name and the same password. But after changing the username, I can't get anything done as sudo. It says that I am not in the sudoers file, and I can't get in at all. I tried sudo visudo, sudo -i, sudo -l..When, I wrote sudo -l the following came in the Terminal.How do I get into sudoers file and give my new user name ariya the root privileges. Even my old user name doesn't work at all.

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May 16, 2011

I want to create a group called scripts, add www-data to that group. I then want to edit the sudoers file and tell it that the script group doesn't need a password. Where should I put this line excatly in the sudoers file?

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