Re: Emergency mode when root account locked
On Sat 12 Dec 2020 at 13:15:41 +0000, Andrew M.A. Cater wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 12, 2020 at 01:03:55PM +0000, Brian wrote:
> > On Sat 12 Dec 2020 at 22:53:41 +1100, Keith Bainbridge wrote:
> > > On 12/12/20 7:29 pm, Andrei POPESCU wrote:
> > > > > AND run sudo as root, for additional safety
> > > > Is this supposed to be ironic? I really can't tell.
> > >
> > >
> > > There was a detailed discussion here about sudo being a security issue
> > > on our systems. It appears to be default in debian 10, so most of us get
> > > it as default. I looked at replacing sudo.
> > sudo is set up by default by the installer? You're sure?
> > --
> > Brian.
> There is a question as to whether you want to set up a root account, I think.
> If you choose not to, then you get a normal user account.
> If you choose to set up a root user:
> If you do _not_ set a root password, then the first user you set up is set up
> with sudo. In Ubuntu, this is the default behaviour, for example.
Description: Allow login as root?
If you choose not to allow root to log in, then a user account will be
created and given the power to become root using the 'sudo' command.
> I'll now need to go and check a standard (as distinct from an expert install)