/scripts/upcp locks out wheel group users

bens

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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
 
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bdraco

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[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
 

snowgod

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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.
 

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!
 

bens

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

Thanks anyway