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Old 09-21-2009
Root account!

Is it possible to create more than one root account?
Thanks, Jorge

Last edited by jofonseca99; 09-21-2009 at 02:30 PM..
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Old 09-21-2009
I think so, since it is possible to have more than one user with the same user id. Though it's usually not reccomended to do so. And some things may not respond right to a 'root' with the wrong username, and nothing would stop each of these root accounts from resetting each others' passwords. sudo would be a better and more configurable way to give people limited root access for specific things.
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Old 09-21-2009
Many Thanks, sorry but what does mean sudo?
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Old 09-21-2009
sudo is a very common command that lets users run commands as different users in a configurable way. Its config file describes exactly what you wish to permit which users to do what as what user.
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Old 09-21-2009
Originally Posted by jofonseca99
Is it possible to create more than one root account?
Thanks, Jorge

I used to run a server and had a number of accounts with a UID of zero (superuser). We created them by editing the passwd file.
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