[ILUG] Not allowed access to system configuration
Gareth 'bigbro' Eason
bigbro at skynet.ie
Wed Jul 8 14:21:45 IST 2009
Gerard Hooton wrote:
I'm a little out of touch with CentOS, but as someone else suggested,
you should create a regular user account and use that to log in with.
As you require elevated permissions, you will be asked for the your
password again, and sudo or similar will grant your account temporary
access rights. This has the huge added advantage of not having to run
X11 with root permissions.
I typically set a very long and complex password for the root account,
and archive it in my password safe - just in case I need it some day. I
typically never need the root password again, though. Once a user
account is created (with administration privileges) all maintenance can
be done through that.
Hope that helps.
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