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Sudo Doesn't Work If User ID Is At The End Of /etc/passwd File (Doc ID 2180836.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 22, 2021

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 7.1 with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel [3.8.13] and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


If a user ID is located at the end of the /etc/passwd file, basic sudo functionality breaks.

Workaround is move the affected users  /etc/passwd entry from the bottom of the passwd file to anywhere in the top half of the passwd file.



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