Recipe 5.7 Granting Privileges to a Group via sudo

5.7.1 Problem

Let a set of users run commands as another user.

5.7.2 Solution

Define a Linux group containing those users:


Then create a sudo rule with the %groupname syntax:

# Let the group run a particular program:
%mygroup  ALL = (root) /usr/local/bin/mycommand arg1 arg2
# Give full superuser privileges to the group
%mygroup  ALL = (ALL) ALL

5.7.3 See Also

sudo(8), sudoers(5), group(5).

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