matt williams is a technovangelist

Matt is one of the Evangelists at Datadog and an organizer of DevOps Days Boston and Serverless Days Boston. He is passionate about the power of monitoring and metrics to make large-scale systems stable and manageable. So he tours the country speaking and writing about monitoring with Datadog. When he's not on the road, he's coding. You can find Matt (technovangelist) on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

Latest post on the blog:

Using Touch ID for authorizing sudo

12 January, 2019

I use a 2017 MacBook Pro at work. This is easily the best laptop I have ever used. One of the amazing features is Touch ID. Put your finger on the sensor, and you have logged in. Amazing. But it’s annoying that things like sudo wont use Touch ID instead of typing the password. Well, that’s what I thought at first. And then I learned the trick. And then when I upgraded to Mojave, the trick was reset and I couldn’t remember how I got it.

Well, now I remember. Turns out it is super easy. Just add one declaration in one file and now every time you type sudo, the Touch ID prompt appears. So for future me that tries to get this working again after the next update, here are the steps.

  1. Open up the terminal.

  2. Navigate to /private/etc/pam.d

  3. Edit the file sudo: sudo vim sudo

  4. Add one line to the top, right under the comment:

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Upcoming talks:

03/12/19Tracing the Black Box of ServerlessServerless Days Boston 2019

Past talks:

11/29/18How Trek10 Uses Datadog's Distributed Tracing to Improve AWS Lambda ProjectsAWS re:Invent
10/23/18Orchestrating Serverless with Step FunctionsDevOps Days Phoenix
10/18/18Datadog 101 WorkshopDatadog Summit London
09/20/18Cloud Foundry Monitoring using DatadogCloud Native New York
09/12/18Orchestrating Serverless with AWS Step FunctionsBaltimore DevOps
08/07/18Orchestrating Serverless with AWS Step FunctionsThat Conference

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