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Enabling su/sudo Access with Wheel Group

Hands-On Lab


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System Administrators rarely log into a system as root, due to a number of security risks. Some distributions even disable the root account to begin with. Restricting the ability to use root privileges to selected users is an important part of maintaining a secure system. In this activity, you will learn how to secure the su and sudo commands by restricting their use to members of the wheel group.

What are Hands-On Labs?

Hands-On Labs are scenario-based learning environments where learners can practice without consequences. Don't compromise a system or waste money on expensive downloads. Practice real-world skills without the real-world risk, no assembly required.