Give Normal User Root Access in RedHat
Posted on 2015-01-13
I need to add a normal user so when they log in they have the same permissions as root. I've tried a couple of methods but do not think it's working when I log in as that user.
I've used: vim /etc/passwd and have tried to change their numerical values to 0 but for some reason it's not saving that change and keeps reverting back to the old permissions that it was.
I don't want them to have to su <username>, I'd just like this normal user to log in and automatically have root privileges. Obviously, I normally wouldn't do this with my user accounts but this user is okay to have the this level of permissions.
Thanks for any help you can provide with this!