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How can I require password entry for sudo?

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Not that I ever got this working correctly on Raspbian, but how do I go about requiring a password for sudo? I am able to change the password via 'sudo passwd' without error, but I still don't know how to make the system request the password every time I sudo.


Thanks so much



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Sudo users by default supply their own password for authentication, rather than the password of the target user. After authentication, and if the configuration file (typically /etc/sudoers) permits the user access, the system invokes the requested command.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sudo.

When you ran the command 'sudo passwd', you were changing the password for the root user, not the user invoking sudo (you were acting as root when you changed the password).

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