Creating a sudo user on centos
To execute admin actions using regular user, you need to create a sudo privilaged account. By default in CentOS, any user part of wheel group is granted access to execute privilaged commands. Follow below steps to create
- Login to your CentOS machine as root.
- Create new user.
NOTE: you can replace
johnsmith with your preferred username.
- Create password for
You will be promoted to type new password twice. Go ahead and enter new password of your choice. Below is the output:
output [email@example.com ~]# passwd johnsmith Changing password for user johnsmith. New password: Retype new password: passwd: all authentication tokens updated successfully.
Now after a user and password has been created. We need to add
johnsmith user to wheel group. Follow below step.
- Add user to
usermod -aG wheel johnsmith
Thats it! Now you can login with your preferred user and use
sudo in the beginning of any command and you should be able to execute any commands that requires admin access.