Remove A User's Sudo Privileges On Ubuntu
How do you remove a user's
sudo privileges on a Ubuntu operating system?
To do this, you need to remove your user from the
sudo group on the machine.
You can do this with this command (replace
bob with your user's name):
deluser bob sudo
This will only take
sudo access away from the user profile and will not delete the user itself.
Let's test whether or not the user has been removed from the
First, switch over and use your user that
sudo access was revoked from:
su - bob
Then, run this command to list out the contents of the
/root directory. This directory is normally only accessible to the
sudo ls -la /root
This command should fail and output something similar:
bob is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported.
If your output matches the above or the command fails, you have successfully removed your user's
Thanks for reading and happy coding!