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Run docker commands without sudo :))

azibom profile image Mohammad Reza ・1 min read

First create a docker group

sudo groupadd docker

Add the connected user $USER to the docker group

sudo gpasswd -a $USER docker


Log out and log back in so that your group membership is re-evaluated.

If testing on a virtual machine, it may be necessary to restart the virtual machine for changes to take effect.

On a desktop Linux environment such as X Windows, log out of your session completely and then log back in.

On Linux, you can also run the following command to activate the changes to groups:

 newgrp docker 


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This is convenience over security.

Now if anything escapes from the container to the host it will have root access in your machine, and that is not what you may want.


You are right
That is not good idea to use it in our production env but I think we can use it for our local env and make our life easier


Do you use your operating system as the root user? No, you have your unprivileged user ;)

So the same rules must be applied for Docker or any other software that needs sudo.

Please don't put security over convenience, because that is exactly what attackers expect and is how they often compromise production systems.

They first gain access via the developer machine or via testing or staging environments that are not properly secured, because people often just think exactly as you:

but I think we can use it for our local env and make our life easier

Nice , Thanks a million for sharing your expensive experience