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How do you Manage Wheel Group Users?

Posted by Allura on 07 03 2019.

Introduction
This feature is for cPanel and WHM version 68. One needs to navigate to (WHM >> Home >> Security Center >> Manage Wheel Group Users) for working on this feature. It allows one to manage the wheel group’s membership. This system grants the users in the wheel group the permission to execute the su command, which in turn allows a user to gain root or superuser access.

It is important to note that this interface do not give permission to the users to run the sudo command. To get the permission to execute the sudo command, one needs to open the /etc/sudoers file and uncomment the following line:

%wheel ALL=(ALL) ALL

It is strongly suggested to use the visudo command in order to open the /etc/sudoers file. It opens the /etc/sudoers file in a text editor and validates the file’s syntax when one save the changes. To get more information about the visudo…

Introduction

This feature is for cPanel and WHM version 68. One needs to navigate to (WHM >> Home >> Security Center >> Manage Wheel Group Users) for working on this feature. It allows one to manage the wheel group’s membership. This system grants the users in the wheel group the permission to execute the su command, which in turn allows a user to gain root or superuser access.

It is important to note that this interface do not give permission to the users to run the sudo command. To get the permission to execute the sudo command, one needs to open the /etc/sudoers file and uncomment the following line:

%wheel ALL=(ALL) ALL

It is strongly suggested to use the visudo command in order to open the /etc/sudoers file. It opens the /etc/sudoers file in a text editor and validates the file’s syntax when one save the changes. To get more information about the visudo  command, one can read the sudo.ws’s Visudo Manual documentation.

Manage Wheel Group Users

As a warning it should be kept in mind to exercise extreme caution while adding users to the wheel group. Let us follow the steps for adding and removing a user from wheel group.

 

Steps To Be Followed For Adding A User To The Wheel Group

  • To add a user, one needs to select the desired user from the Add a user to the wheel group
  • Then, one has to click on Add to Group.

 

Steps To Be Followed For Removing A User From The Wheel Group

  • For removing a user, one needs to select the appropriate user from Remove a user from the wheel group
  • After this, one has to click on Remove from Group.

Conclusion

Wheel group interface helps one to become a wheel group user and access all the benefits of the wheel group. One can be added and removed from the wheel group by following certain technical steps as outlined in the review.