Assigning ROOT a password
larryhartman50 at vzavenue.net
Wed Apr 30 13:03:40 UTC 2008
On Wednesday 30 April 2008 01:03:44 am Bill Vance wrote:
> Larry Hartman wrote:
> >My point only had meaning under the assumption of an enabled root account.
> >Why lock the back door if the front door has a gaping hole? But this
> > point died when I realized and was simultaneously told that the root
> > account is disabled.
> Assuming one wanted to enable it, how would you go about doing it?
Look to KDE Settings ==> System Administration ==> User Management for GUI.
You will need to click on Administrator Mode to see all the details and make
I believe the *buntu recommendation is to leave it disabled due to security
reasons and to weigh the need of having this enabled against lesser security.
I believe that everything done in root can be accomplished
with "sudo"/"kdesudo", so the *need* should be exceptionally rare.
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