greektranslator

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I have disabled Password Authentication and I log in via an SSH key and passphrase. However, I use root for that.
Should it be changed to a different username, and if yes, how? I tried adding a user in the wheel users group but since Password Authentication is disabled there is no way to log in with that and then switch to root.
 

cPanelLauren

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Hello @greektranslator

If you want to use a sudo (wheel) user You can but you'd most likely want to enable the NOPASSWD option in /etc/sudoers:

Code:
## Allows members of the 'sys' group to run networking, software,
## service management apps and more.
# %sys ALL = NETWORKING, SOFTWARE, SERVICES, STORAGE, DELEGATING, PROCESSES, LOCATE, DRIVERS

## Allows people in group wheel to run all commands
%wheel  ALL=(ALL)       ALL

## Same thing without a password
# %wheel        ALL=(ALL)       NOPASSWD: ALL

Thanks!