Give Secure root access using sudo in Linux


Sudo is a program designed to allow a sysadmin to give limited root privileges to users and log root activity. The basic philosophy is to give as few privileges as possible but still allow people to get their work done.

Debian’s sudo package has the password timeout set to 15 minutes. This means that when you first enter your password, as long as you don’t wait more than 15 minutes between sudo commands, you won’t have to enter it again. The password timeout can be immediately expired with sudo -k.

Sudo Configuration

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