CentOS 7 Allow User to Run Any Commands Anywhere (visudo)

Published on Jul 27, 2019

In this tutorial, we are going to learn how to provide permission to run any commands (sudo commands too) anywhere. Let’s start.

To provide permission to run any commands, we need to do it from visudo file. Run this command to open the sudo configuration file:

visudo

Now search for these two lines:

## Same thing without a password
# %wheel        ALL=(ALL)       NOPASSWD: ALL

After those two lines, add this line:

apache    ALL=(ALL)       NOPASSWD: ALL

Replace apache with your desired username. After adding that line, it should look like this:

## Allows people in group wheel to run all commands
%wheel  ALL=(ALL)       ALL

## Same thing without a password
# %wheel        ALL=(ALL)       NOPASSWD: ALL
apache    ALL=(ALL)       NOPASSWD: ALL

We have completed all the tasks. Now restart your webserver.

# Apache
sudo systemctl restart httpd
# Nginx
sudo systemctl restart nginx
Now the user can run any commands anywhere like the root user. Thanks for reading. ?

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