sudo is a tool which allows users to run commands as another user (usually the root user)

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Can't change folder ownership via SSH

For some reason, I have a folder that I cannot read nor change its ownership. If I do a ls command, this is what I get: drwxrwxrwx 4 myusername myusername 4096 Jan 26 20:35 media1 <--- OK ...
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Running Ansible task as a specific user

I am trying to run a specific Ansible task as a different user than the one who is running the playbook. My .yml file looks like this: --- - hosts: staging_servers tasks: - name: check ...
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sshfs (fuse) using sudo on remote server results in “remote host has disconnected” [closed]

I have a convoluted development environment that I am forced to use and I'd like to setup sshfs (fuse) to ease the pain. Using console editors like VIM etc are not going to work. I'd like to use an ...
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sudo: unable to execute … bad address - what is it and how to fix it?

I have a set of scripts which finishes up client machine deployment after executing a fairly generic NetRestore image. The main script runs under root privileges, and then calls another, "user" ...
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Can I use serverspec on a remote system without requiring root or sudo access on that system?

Main thing I am trying to do is to run the tests from an unprivileged user (a gui runs these tests) without giving away the keys to the castle if this user gets compromised. Most of the tests ...
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use sudo -s but show current folder name [migrated]

Is there a way to use sudo -sbut keeping the current folder name in prompt? I want to see jw:documents nescalante$ instead of bash-3.2# when using sudo -s. Thanks!
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Ansible SSH as one user and Sudo as another

I am having trouble with configuring Ansible and sudo to allow me to SSH into a server and run a command as another user. I have gone through the questions / answers below and the Ansible ...
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Starting lighttpd from nagios renders lighttpd broken

I'm using Debian 7.8 (wheezy), and lighttpd 1.4.31 with nagios 3.4.1. when I start lighttpd normally (as root), everything works as expected: /etc/init.d/lighttpd start However, when nagios starts ...
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Slow sudo and ssmtp (hosts file wrong?)

I'm running an Ubuntu Server 12.04.5 LTS and when I type sudo su it takes 30+ seconds to open the shell. Searching on internet, this problem seems related to the file /etc/hosts and /etc/hostname. ...
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Linux graphical password dialog trick security [migrated]

When we run a command by sudo, the password is asked [sudo] password for user If the sudo is not typed the password should not be asked. If asked, I would assume it as a fraud by the application. ...
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Ansible Fails to Authenticate Sudo Even When Sudo Pass is Given

Problem Using the latest, stable Ansible build, I have an odd problem where my playbook hangs on one server during "Gathering_Facts" but works fine on other similar servers when using Sudo. On the ...
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sudo : wildcard in user/group name

I try to find a solution about a sudo problem. I need to push different sudoers files on different servers, depending on the users present on the servers. But I would like to know if I can avoid that ...
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For sudo su - to retain SUDO_* environment variables?

We have a number of script (for Openstack operations) which require privileged execution in our environment. For some of the scripts we'd like to refer back to the USERNAME or UID of the person who ...
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SE Linux - can't change SELinux booleans with sudo

I think this is the correct place to put this, rather than in StackOverflow Either way, we have a CentOS 6.6 server. SElinux isn't allowing us to enable httpd_can_sendmail I've tried this.... sudo ...
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Sudo-io log output shows garbled text

We have set up in our servers sudoers config the following configuration in order to log the console output for auditoring purposes Defaults:%administrators log_output Defaults logfile=/var/log/sudo ...
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Monitor root commands issued by users

I tried to log the commands issued by the system administrators in our organization and its output using sudo plus the log_output directive as follows on the visudo file Defaults env_reset ...
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How to grant user modify only specific protected file by sudo

I need to grant user modify some files by sudo that have only read-only access. For example, I want to grant user 'hosteditor' modify '/etc/hosts' file. I added to sudoers follow line: hosteditor ...
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Regular and repetitive sudo alerts from several Linux hosts

I've got several hosts running CentOS 5.11 on the LAN. Lately we've been getting fairly regular sudo alerts (via email) from attempted sudo commands by non-authorized users. Been Googling in case the ...
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Allow sudo user to install packages from CentOS GUI

I've installed GUI on CentOS 6.5 with yum groupinstall basic-desktop desktop-platform x11 fonts but now when I attempt to use GUI Package Manager (Add/Remove software) to install packages, it asks ...
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How to make sudo -u not require password [closed]

I'm using ansible with vagrant and ansible is trying to sudo as postgres user to run some postgres commands. Ansible running as vagrant user seems to run something like sudo -u postgres psql This ...
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Slow authentication on Fedora VM due to /var/run/dbus/system_bus_socket connect timeout

I have this Fedora VM that for some reason after a while always starts having very slow "sudo" authentication (or an authentication in general, like GUI apps asking for credentials). It's will work ...
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Why does printf work differently with sudo?

I have a simple script to convert a text file with colour escape sequences to the actual characters. It works if I run it directly, but not with sudo. To set up the scripts: test.txt ...
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How to pass the SSH_AUTH_SOCK through sudo (Permission denied (publickey).) [duplicate]

I have a Ubuntu server with the users: ubuntu and user I connect to each of the users using ssh -A (to pass my local machine keys to SSH). From any of the users I can connect to the SSH server of ...
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Setting up Sudo in CentOS-7

In CentOS 6.5, i would do the following to setup sudo for users - useradd -G wheel -c "John Smith" jsmith visudo uncomment this line - %wheel ALL=(ALL) ALL usermod -G wheel -a jsmith restart ...
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sudo and ulimit - behaviour change?

I've noticed a behaviour change between sudo in Ubuntu Saucy 13.10, which has sudo 1.8.6p3, and Ubuntu Trusty 14.04.1 LTS, which has sudo 1.8.9p5, but I don't understand precisely what it is, or what ...
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Lost passwordless sudo and no root access

I have a running AWS vm. The only access I have is using the ssh key (.pem file) to log in as ec2-user which is an unprivileged user. From there, I could user the sudo command without a password. ...
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Recover sudo password of server over ssh

I am working on an ubuntu 12.04 server and i was not provided a sudo password. Now i need to recover it. I found out that we need to reboot into recovery mode to do so but we don't know how to get ...
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Centos : su: incorrect password after bash update

A few days ago I've updated the bash to patch it agains Shellshock and since then I cannot su - root from my regular 'wheelgroupuser' account on Centos 6.5 with WHM. I'm constantly getting su: ...
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Visudo Gives no Error but asks “What Now?”

I'm trying to add a new sudoers file using sudo visudo -f /etc/sudoers.d/abe . I added the contents: # Allow automatic update of abe matt ALL=(root) NOPASSWD: python /home/matt/token-abe/setup.py ...
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Sudo without password issue

Having a problem with sudo. As the user forge I want to be able to run sudo service php5-fpm reload without having to type a password. I've tried all of the variants below. forge ALL=NOPASSWD: ...
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How can I run arbitrarily complex command using sudo over ssh?

I have a system that I can only log in to under my username (myuser), but I need to run commands as other user (scriptuser). So far, I have come up with the following to run the commands I need: ssh ...
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Capistrano 2 update_code task not using sudo

I'm using Capistrano 2(.15.4) to deploy rails applications (i know, trying to get to 3 but not quite there yet). We have a new server environment being set up, with IT preferring access through our ...
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create file with sudo but have ownership as current user [closed]

I am on centos 6.5. I have a limited user. I gave the user some specific rights via sudoers. Lets say its user1. I want user1 to create a file in a directory where he has ownership. Therefore I run ...
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Securely executing system commands as sudo from PHP

Is it possible? I have written a command line tool in PHP for creating new environments for our company. It creates system users, directories, databases, VHosts and restarts apache, amongst other ...
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Sudo keeps asking for password on / mounted over NFS

I have a diskless server booting Ubuntu 14.04 with / taken from NFS. I use nfs-kernel-server. I have some strange behaviour of sudo and locate. sudo keeps asking for passwords despite the Defaults ...
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Is “sudo su -” considered a bad practice?

Background I know the difference between su -, sudo su -, and sudo <command>: su - - switches user to root, requires the root password sudo su - - switches user to root, requires only the ...
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How to bypass sudo

I am trying to script a non-interactive install of Meteor (JS Framework) and part of the script prompts for sudo . I cant seem to get past it w/ my scripting skills. The install is : curl ...
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sudo yum install httpd is throwing errors

Hello this is the command im typing and its returning the error you see, any suggestions please [ec2-user@ip-172-31-41-46 ~]$ sudo yum install httpd Loaded plugins: priorities, update-motd, ...
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Enable Passwordless Sudo with Arguments

I am trying to enable passwordless sudo for updating yum on a RHEL box. I have the following line in sudo visudo. myuser ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD: /usr/bin/yum update After doing this under myuser I am ...
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SELinux blocking sudo from zabbix_agentd

I have a custom user parameter for Zabbix that calls a hardware RAID CLI tool (arcconf / megacli) and checks if any arrays are degraded. Since these tools are root-only, I have configured sudoers to ...
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RHEL Equivalent of AIX's chuser login=false rlogin=false

On AIX, I can disable login/remote login by setting the attributes listed to false, but I will still be able to su from other users, and sudo as the user. Is there an equivilant in RHEL to the ...
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Disable NOPASSWD sudo access for ubuntu user on an EC2 instance

How can I disable the passwordless sudo access for the default ubuntu user on an EC2 instance? Is it safe to do it?
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sudo still ask for password when NOPASSWD is used

I read all sudo posts on serverfault, but I still cannot figure out what I'm doing wrong. Normally I finally find the solution but not this time : I want apache user to be able to execute this ...
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Ansible ssh as user and execute has root (expect like)

I have to administer an important number of hosts where there is only one user able to access from SSH (let's call him foo) and then have to login as root to execute privilegied commands. Foo user ...
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Edit a remote file in Vim with sudo when ssh root login is disabled

I am trying to determine a way to edit remote files in Vim that require sudo, but still use my local vim config and plugins. Currently I can open vim and :e scp://me@server//some/root/file and make ...
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Linux/Unix - /etc/sudoers - host definition

can anybody tell me in which case the sudo host definition is useful? I mean this part of a line in the sudoers file: bob host1 = NOPASSWD: reboot In which environment (except sudo via LDAP) do I ...
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Allow sudo without su [duplicate]

1) Yes, I know this is not air-tight security 2) I trust my admins, I'm just looking for a little more accountability on some key systems 3) Yes, I know they can bypass this if they try. That's ok. ...
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Management of system directory in linux using git

I'm using puppet to manage my linux systems. I have to use /etc/puppet directory to keep manifest files instead of user home directory, and I want to manage them by git. But because /etc/puppet's ...
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Kerberos, .k5login and sudo

Background: I am using a Debian 7 system which I have integrated with an LDAP+Kerberos system using libnss-ldap, libpam-krb5 and nscd. I have modified sudoers to permit an LDAP group the right to sudo ...
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mkdir is not working with sudo and shell option

One of the application trying to create directory failing with the below error on Linux machine: $ /usr/bin/sudo -su oracle /bin/sh -c '/bin/mkdir -p /u01/app/oracle/test12' /bin/mkdir: missing ...