Manage Wheel Group Users
Valid for versions 82 through the latest version
Last modified: May 13, 2020
This interface allows you to manage the wheel group’s membership. The system grants users in the wheel group the permission to execute the
su command, which allows a user to gain
root or superuser access.
This interface does not grant users permission to run the
sudocommand. To grant users permission to execute the
sudocommand, open the
/etc/sudoersfile and uncomment the following line:
%wheel ALL=(ALL) ALL
We strongly suggest that you use the
visudocommand to open the
visudocommand opens the
/etc/sudoersfile in a text editor and validates the file’s syntax when you save your changes. For more information about the
visudocommand, read sudo.ws’s Visudo Manual documentation.
Manage wheel group users
To add a user to the wheel group, perform the following steps:
Select the desired user from the Add a user to the wheel group menu.
Click Add to Group.
To remove a user from the wheel group, perform the following steps:
Select the appropriate user from the Remove a user from the wheel group menu.
Click Remove from Group.