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Re: sudo access - proper method?



Thank you for the pointer guys. Just curious; I did add the user to
the wheel group as well.
I expected the users who weren't added to wheel to not be able to su
to root. Is this a departure from BSD's implementation of the wheel
group?

-Matty

On Thu, Apr 21, 2011 at 2:30 PM,  <m roth 5-cent us> wrote:
> Rohit khaladkar wrote:
>> I always edit the sudoers file.
>>
>> On Thu, Apr 21, 2011 at 3:16 PM, Matty Sarro <msarro gmail com> wrote:
>>
>>> Hey everyone,
>>> Just curious - when creating a new user, what is the proper method of
>>> giving them sudo access? Is it by appending them to the wheel group,
>>> or is it modifying the /etc/sudoers file? I appreciate any help.
>
> Rhoit, don't top post.
>
> Matty: ABSOLUTELY, USE visudo - do *not* just edit it. visudo does syntax
> checking, and so when you get out, you can be reasonably sure you won't be
> locked out....
>
>       mark
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