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KB-2988: Group sudoers file syntax not working after update to sudo v1.8

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12 April,16 at 11:31 AM

Applies to: All versions of Centrify DirectControl on RedHat/Centos 6.4. & Sudo v1.8. (note: Redhat 6.4 has moved from using Sudo v1.7 to v1.8)

The following sudo lines do not work, despite the group being listed in both parameters (auto.schema.groups and auto.schema.allow.groups) in /etc/centrifydc/centrifydc.conf

The sudo version is 1.8

In the following example, "security admins" is the test group. Notice the space in the group name. Normally, the spaces are escaped with backslashes. The domain could also be specified previously.

%domain\\security\ admins ALL=(ALL) ALL


%domain\\security_admins ALL=(ALL) ALL

Both of the above should fail if a user in security admins tries to sudo to root.

Use underscores instead of spaces, additionally the feature for specifying a domain has been depreciated. 
The following example will work:

%security_admins ALL=(ALL) ALL
None. This is how sudoers works in v1.8.