I am using Ubuntu 11.04. I want to run a script which checks for a running process and shuts down the system when that process ends. To do this, the user requires shutdown access so that the script may be executed without requiring a password.
I referred to this page and added the text in my sudoers file. However, it's still asking me the password whenever I execute
sudo shutdown -h now. Also, I get an error saying root privileges are required, when I execute shutdown without sudo.
My sudoers file looks something like this.
# Cmnd alias specification Cmnd_Alias SHUTDOWN = /sbin/shutdown # User privilege specification root ALL=(ALL:ALL) ALL myusername ALL = NOPASSWD: SHUTDOWN
How can I give permission to a user to execute the shutdown command without having to manually enter the password?