How to deploy Bitdefender Tools using the credentials of a non-root user

Bitdefender GravityZone provides full visibility into organizations' overall security posture, global security threats, and control over its security services that protect virtual or physical desktops, servers and mobile devices. All Bitdefender's Enterprise Security solutions are managed within the GravityZone through a single console, Control Center, that provides control, reporting, and alerting services for various roles within the organization.

This article describes how to deploy Bitdefender Tools on Linux virtual machines using the credentials of a non-root user.


In environments integrated with Control Center, you can remotely install Bitdefender Tools on virtual machines by using installation tasks. These tasks require administrative privileges on the target virtual machine(s). On Linux machines, you can provide the credentials of either the root or a non-root user with administrative access.

To install Bitdefender Tools with a non-root user:

  1. On each target machine:
    1. Run the next command as root to open the /etc/sudoers configuration file for safe editing:
      #visudo
    2. Type I to enable editing.
    3. Ensure that your user can perform packages installations with the sudo command:
      1. Locate the following line:
        root ALL = (ALL) ALL
        A similar line with the one above but with the user name should be present in the next lines.
      2. If you cannot find the line for your user, add it as follows:
        username ALL = (ALL) ALL
        This setting grants the user the right to use sudo for all commands that require root privileges.
    4. Comment the following lines:
      Defaults requiretty
      Defaults targetpw
      Defaults runaspw
      Defaults rootpw
      Defaults !visiblepw
    5. Save the file and exit: press ESC and type :wq .
  2. From Control Center, follow the deployment steps described in the Administrator's Guide.
    When asked for credentials, provide the authentication details of the non-root user.

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