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Is it safe to login with root !?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by simon templar, Dec 24, 2008.

  1. simon templar

    simon templar Member

    Mar 28, 2008
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    Hi ,

    I was wondering if it's safe to login to the whm with root user ?
    Is there any way to have another user that would have the same rights on whm, and would execute some scripts with a sticky bit if needed ?

    Kind of like webmin ...

  2. rrwh

    rrwh Well-Known Member

    Oct 2, 2004
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    Well, you will need to in order to do the basic config. Additionally, you will need to in order to set up another user with the same priveledges. And once you do create another account you still have the same security concerns with not 1 but 2 accounts who have pretty much the same access.

    Basic security will mean that you ensure that you do the following things:

    Only log in using https - never using http
    Use a strong password - you know at least 9 characters using at least 3 character classes (upper, lower, numbers, special chars)
    Change your password on a semi-regular basis - every 3-6 months.
    Never save the username/password in your browser.

    If you are sensible then there is no problem at all logging in as root when you need to. Note the NEED - only do it when required.

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