How to Set Up and Manage Sudo Permissions

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What Is Sudo?

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Sudo is a Linux program meant to allow a user to use root privileges for a limited timeframe to users and log root activity.  The basic thought is to give as few privileges as possible to a user while allowing  the user to accomplish a task. The term “Sudo” means substitute user, and do. It is a program used for managing of user permission based on a system configuration file. It allows users to run programs with the privileges of another user, by default, the superuser. The program is supplied for most UNIX and Linux-based operating systems.

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How To Add a User and Grant Root Privileges on Ubuntu 18.04

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Adding a user and granting that user root privileges is one of the many tasks of a system admin.  Once a user has been added and granted root privileges they’ll be able to login to your Ubuntu VPS and perform vital functions for the upkeep of the system. Afterward, they’ll be able to use sudo before commands to perform elevated tasks.  In this quick tutorial, we’ll show you how to add a new user and grant root permissions.

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How to Remove (Delete) a User on Ubuntu 16.04

Reading Time: < 1 minuteUser management includes removing users who no longer need access, removing their username and any associate root privileges are necessary for securing your Ubuntu based Cloud VPS server. Deleting a user’s access to your Linux server is a typical operation which can easily be performed using a few commands.   Continue reading “How to Remove (Delete) a User on Ubuntu 16.04”

How to Remove (Delete) a User on Ubuntu 15.04

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Users via Command Line 101: Basic User Interaction
I. How to Add a User and Grant Root Privileges on Ubuntu 15.04
II. How to Remove (Delete) a User on Ubuntu 15.04

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  • These instructions are intended specifically for removing a user on Ubuntu 15.04.
  • I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Self Managed Ubuntu 15.04 server, and I’ll be logged in as root.

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How to Add a User and Grant Root Privileges on Ubuntu 15.04

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How to Add a User and Grant Root Privileges on Fedora 22

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Please note that this article is considered legacy documentation because this OS has reached its end-of-life support.

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How to Remove (Delete) a User on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

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Users via Command Line 101: Basic User Interaction
I. How to Add a User and Grant Root Privileges on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
II. How to Remove (Delete) a User on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

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How to Remove (Delete) a User on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

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Users via Command Line 101: Basic User Interaction
I. How to Add a User and Grant Root Privileges on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
II. How to Remove (Delete) a User on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
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How to Remove (Delete) a User on Fedora 21

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Users via Command Line 101: Basic User Interaction
I. How to Add a User and Grant Root Privileges on Fedora 21
II. How to Remove (Delete) a User on Fedora 21
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How to Remove (Delete) a User on Fedora 20

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Users via Command Line 101: Basic User Interaction
I. How to Add a User and Grant Root Privileges on Fedora 20
II. How to Remove (Delete) a User on Fedora 20
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