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Can non-admins sudo as an admin?

  • 6 April 2021
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Last Tested: May 29, 2019


No. Non-admins can be granted the sudo permission but they will not be able to sudo as a user who has the administrator role.

These non-admin users will simply not see an option to sudo in the users panel for admin roles.

From the docs:

Users can sudo (in other words, act as and temporarily inherit the permissions of) another user by clicking the Sudo button on the Users page.

The sudo permission does not allow a non-admin to sudo as an admin, but a non-admin could potentially escalate their privileges by using sudo, so exercise caution.


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