How to create a sudo user on CentOS

  1. Connect to the server with the root user:


$ ssh root@server_ip_address


  1. Enter the adduser command to add a new user to the system


$ adduser username


  1. Set a password for the user with the passwd command


$ passwd username


  1. Use the usermode command to assign the user to the wheel group


$ usermod -aG wheel username


By default, on CentOS, members of the wheel group have sudo privileges.

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