[K12OSN] Visudo Sudoers

Paul VanGundy vangundypw at sau14.k12.nh.us
Thu Jan 26 13:21:48 UTC 2006


We are editing the Sudoers file via visudo to allow certain techs to not
have to be prompted for a password and to accomplish root specific
configurations without having to be root.

We edited the sudoers file and it doesn't seem to be working for us.
This is an example of what our sudoers file looks like after we modified

# /etc/sudoers
# This file MUST be edited with the 'visudo' command as root.
# See the man page for details on how to write a sudoers file.

# Host alias specification

# User alias specification

# Cmnd alias specification

# Defaults

Defaults        !lecture,tty_tickets,!fqdn

# User privilege specification
root    ALL=(ALL) ALL
# Members of the admin group may gain root privileges
%admin  ALL=(ALL) ALL

As you can see in the example above we added the user paul and
configured it to not prompt for a password. Can anyone see what the
problem we're running into might be? Thanks in advance.


PS - Yes, I know it's not recommended to do this. 

Paul VanGundy
Information Technology Director
Epping High School
Epping Middle School
P: 603.679.5452
F: 603.679.2966
vangundypw at sau14.k12.nh.us
Registered Linux User #398783

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