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/scripts/upcp locks out wheel group users

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by bens, Apr 20, 2002.

  1. bens

    bens Member

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    I have a few users in my wheel group, as indicated in WHM.
    However, every single time I run /scripts/upcp it says;

    Changing password for user username
    Locking password for user username
    passwd: Success
    uid 0 account (username) - BAD!


    So.. how do I add a root user without cpanel kicking him out every time it updates?

    Thanks
     
  2. bdraco

    bdraco Guest

    [quote:32da548a4c][i:32da548a4c]Originally posted by bens[/i:32da548a4c]

    I have a few users in my wheel group, as indicated in WHM.
    However, every single time I run /scripts/upcp it says;

    Changing password for user username
    Locking password for user username
    passwd: Success
    uid 0 account (username) - BAD!


    So.. how do I add a root user without cpanel kicking him out every time it updates?

    Thanks[/quote:32da548a4c]

    Actually its locking out any account with a userid of 0 other then root.. Only root should have uid 0
     
  3. snowgod

    snowgod Well-Known Member

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    People other than root with a UID-0 account is never a good idea. The only time you usually ever see something like that is when the server has been hacked (I'm not saying this is the case this time however). It is a bad idea to change other users to UID 0. The generally accepted way for someone to gain access to UID-0(root) is to login to an unprivledged account in the wheel group and use the su command.

    This adds a &buffer& layer of security to the process of getting UID-0 privledges.
     
  4. bens

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    True, but I'd like for a technician to have his account be root. Anyway, I figured a method around this.

    One other question; is there a way to allow another user access to WHM? Or, can the only user with access to WHM be user root?

    Thanks Again!
     
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    mikerayner Well-Known Member

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    Why you don't let your technician has your Root Password?
     
  6. bens

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    I probably will. However, I'd rather just give the technician another username and his own password.

    Thanks anyway
     
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