I have already read a lot of posts about enabling sudo-access for a specific user but those couldn't help me so far.
The situation is:
I'm running Debian Testing. On the system there are only two accounts: 'root' and a user account 'benny'.
The user 'benny' should be able to run commands with root privileges using sudo (of course I installed sudo first), which is why I edited the '/etc/sudoers' file using visudo as follows:
Defaults env_reset Defaults mail_badpass Defaults secure_path="/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin" # Host alias specification # User alias specification # Cmnd alias specification # User privilege specification root ALL=(ALL:ALL) ALL benny ALL=(ALL:ALL) ALL #<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< EDIT HERE! # Allow members of group sudo to execute any command %sudo ALL=(ALL:ALL) ALL # See sudoers(5) for more information on "#include" directives: #includedir /etc/sudoers.d ALL ALL= NOPASSWD: /usr/sbin/g15daemon
This did not work at all – when issuing the 'sudo' command it keeps saying 'benny is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported.'
So I added benny to the group 'sudo', as it was often suggested:
usermod -aG sudo benny
After a re-login as 'benny' the command
benny cdrom sudo fuse
which seems fine to me. Also
cat /etc/group | grep sudo
However if I try, for example
sudo apt update
it still keeps saying that benny was not in the sudoers-file.
I've really read a lot about this issue and everyone just advices one of the two steps, I mentioned above.
What am I missing here? I gues it's something really stupid, but I do not see it. Any help is appreciated! Thanks in advance!