Sunday, October 11, 2009

Grant root privilege to user account in RHEL

1. create the user account call "normaluser"

# useradd -d /home/user normaluser

2. then as root run:

# su -

# visudo

3. in the file you will see

root ALL=(ALL) ALL

4. add a line below that line that has

normaluser ALL=(ALL) ALL

* replace "normaluser" with the username you want.

then when you want to do some admin level work you would just use "sudo" before the command.

e.g. sudo /sbin/shutdown -r now

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