visudo command

You need to use the sudo command to grant a permission to other users to shutdown your server. The sudo command allows a permitted user to execute a command as the superuser or another user, as specified in the /etc/sudoers file. Login as a root user and type the visudo command to edit the sudoers file.

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Have you ever wondered why shutdown account exists on Linux server, especially under Red Hat Enterprise Linux distribution?

The answer is quite simple – shutdown account can shutdown server. Here is how you can enable the shutdown account:

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