How to Add User to Sudoers in Ubuntu Server 20.04
Add User to Sudoers
Step 1 : To give additional users access to sudo, all you would need to do is add them to the sudo group
sudo usermod -aG sudo myuser
Step 2 : User with sudo privileges access to everything, and that may or may not be what you want.
To actually configure sudo, we use the visudo command.
sudo visudo /etc/sudoers
By default, Ubuntu opens up the nano text editor when you use visudo. With nano, you can save changes using Ctrl + W, and you can exit the text editor with Ctrl + X.
Step 3 : This is the line of configuration that enables sudo access to anyone who is a member of the sudo group
%sudo ALL=(ALL:ALL) ALL
Step 4 : You don't have to enable access by group. You can actually call out a username instead.
root ALL=(ALL:ALL) ALL
The first ALL : means that root is able to use sudo from any Terminal.
The second ALL : means that root can use sudo to impersonate any other user.
The third ALL : means that root can impersonate any other group.
The last ALL : refers to what commands this user is able to do
Step 5 : I'll give some additional examples.
username ALL=(ALL:ALL) /usr/sbin/reboot,/usr/sbin/shutdown
Step 6 : We're allowing user username to execute the reboot and shutdown commands. If user username tries to do something else (such as install a package / update), he will receive an error message:
Step 7 : We're allowing username to impersonate other users. we could just remove the (ALL:ALL) from the line altogether to prevent username from using the -u option of sudo to run commands as other users:
username ALL= /usr/bin/apt