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After creating an additional user with root priveledges, I get errors that I do not have permissions.

I guess I should first say I’m not a programmer, but I can “hack” my way through this stuff. So… I followed the Initial Server Setup Tutorial: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/initial-server-setup-with-ubuntu-12-04 . After creating the user and adding: “newuser ALL=(ALL:ALL) ALL” below the: “root ALL=(ALL:ALL) ALL” line and I ssh in using the newuser, I am unable to pull up visudo and receive the following error: “visudo: /etc/sudoers: Permission denied”

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks


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Guess if I had read the comments ahead of time, I would have found my answer… <br> <br>Etel says: <br>“This is because you are trying to run visudo as your regular user instead of as root. <br> <br> <br>To access visudo without getting the “Permission denied” result, be sure to switch to the root user: <br> <br> <br>“sudo bash” <br> <br> <br>and then you can run visudo without issue.” <br> <br>So with the new user logged in i did “sudo bash” then “visudo” and it worked just fine :)