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sudo permission account could not edit mongodb.conf

Posted August 12, 2020 108 views
MongoDB

Hello,
I made an account with sudo privilege and disabled root account. I need to edit mongodb.conf file under ./etc and when I want to do editing I get permission deny. I basically want to add –auth=true inside this file

Thanks

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Hi there @Sam80,

In case you need to use WinSCP this would mean that you need to connect as the root user in order to be able to make that change. This is stated in the WinSCP documentation here:

https://winscp.net/eng/docs/faq_su

Another option, as you already mentioned, would be to use the command line instead so that you don’t have to allow remote root logins.

Hope that this helps!
Regards,
Bobby

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