I have a regular "root" account.
I have added a new user to the sudo group.
Since then, the new user password has been requested.


  • Is the name of this new user "RemoteAdmin"? – Amith KK Jul 29 '18 at 19:38
  • Yes, the new user is "RemoteAdmin". – Max Jul 29 '18 at 19:44
  • What do you do to trigger this password request? – Amith KK Jul 29 '18 at 19:53
  • For example, I open your gparted. Or something about the UI that needs root. Mount disk with gnome disk or install software from store but "su" command using original root password. – Max Jul 29 '18 at 20:05
  • You mean, you are logged in as user "RemoteAdmin" and run the command "sudo gparted". That is when you see that box? My hunch is that that you have installed a tool that shall graphically display the entry mask to enter a pin - like the package pinentry-gnome3. The root user may have an option "NOPASSWD:" set in /etc/sudoers (while being a pit pointless to run sudo as root, but, happens ;o) ) which is why it does not show that mask. The sudo.conf man page may help .. or if I am right with my guesswork here then kindly confirm and if problems persist, I happily config sudo for you. – smoe Jul 29 '18 at 20:12

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