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For cPanel & WHM version 56

(Home >> Security Center >> Manage Wheel Group Users)


This interface allows you to manage the wheel group's membership. The system grants users in the wheel group the permission to execute the su command, which allows a user to gain root or superuser access.


  • This interface does not grant users permission to run the sudo command. To grant users permission to execute the sudo command, open the /etc/sudoers file and uncomment the following line:

    %wheel ALL=(ALL) ALL
  • We strongly suggest that you use the visudo command to open the /etc/sudoers file. The visudo command opens the /etc/sudoers file in a text editor and validates the file's syntax when you save your changes. For more information about the visudo command, read's Visudo Manual documentation.

Manage wheel group users


Exercise extreme caution when you add users to the wheel group.

To add a user to the wheel group, perform the following steps:

  1. Select the desired user from the Add a user to the wheel group menu.
  2. Click Add to Group.

To remove a user from the wheel group, perform the following steps:

  1. Select the appropriate user from the Remove a user from the wheel group menu.
  2. Click Remove from Group.