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Redhat: 2nd Root password changes every day

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by NNNils, Jul 24, 2003.

  1. NNNils

    NNNils Well-Known Member

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    I created a second root account named root2

    It seems the password changes automatically every day.

    Why is this and where can I switch it of.

    Running redhat linux.

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    Website Rob Well-Known Member

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    Although I'm not sure how to help with your current setup, I strongly recommend you disable a second 'root' login. For all kinds of security reasons, people should first login in with a 'user' ID and then, switch over to 'root' if desired. Doing a direct login as 'root' is never recommended.

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    Hey Rob,

    How does one go about setting up the switching over to root thing? I assume you mean "su", but how is it done?

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    By default, every night CPanel automatically locks (changes the password) of all users with root permission for security purposes.

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  5. NNNils

    NNNils Well-Known Member

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    Except root account, isn't it?
    So I guess there must be a file of accounts not to lock with only root in it.

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    Of course, root password isn't locked. Only users other than root with root permissions.

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    thanks hormigo, just what I needed!

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