Setting sudo privileges
To use IBM Spectrum® Protect Plus to protect your data, you must install the required version of the sudo program.
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Set up a dedicated IBM Spectrum Protect Plus agent user with the required superuser privileges for sudo. This configuration enables agent users to run commands without a password.
Create an agent user by issuing the following command:
where agent specifies the name of the IBM Spectrum Protect Plus agent user.
useradd -m agent
Set a password for the new user by issuing the following command:
To enable superuser privileges for the agent user, set the
!requirettysetting. At the end of the sudo configuration file, add the following lines:
Defaults:agent !requiretty agent ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD:ALL
Alternatively, if your sudoers file is configured to import configurations from another directory, for example /etc/sudoers.d, you can add the lines in the appropriate file in that directory.