2009-12-23, Wed

User is not in the sudoers file

When attempting to perform certain operations using the sudo command on my Fedora installation, I receive the error message saying

    isaac is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported.

Here’s how you can fix it.

  1. Log into the root account.
  2. Once in the root account, edit the sudoers file.
    $pico /etc/sudoers
  3. Look for the line that looks something like
    root ALL=(ALL) ALL
  4. Underneath that line, add your username (in my case, isaac).
    isaac ALL=(ALL) ALL
  5. Ultimately, your sudoers file should look something like this
       root    ALL=(ALL) ALL
       isaac   ALL=(ALL) ALL

Note: The sudoers file is a security measure that prevents normal users from executing commands that may harm the system. Use this with great caution.

Isaac Su

tags: administration centos fedora linux pico redhat sudo sudoers ubuntu



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