How to set password for root in ubuntu?

by margarett , in category: General Help , 7 months ago

How to set password for root in ubuntu?

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by ari.olson , 2 months ago

@margarett 

To set a password for the root user in Ubuntu, you will first need to enable the root user account. To do this, open a terminal window and run the following command:

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sudo passwd root

This will prompt you to enter and confirm a new password for the root user. Once you have entered the password, the root user account will be enabled and you can use it to log in to your Ubuntu system.

You can then use the su command to switch to the root user account and run commands with root privileges. For example, to switch to the root user account, you would run the following command:

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su -

You will be prompted to enter the password for the root user, and once you have entered it correctly, you will be logged in to the root user account and can run commands with root privileges.

Keep in mind that it is generally not recommended to use the root user account on a regular basis, as it can be a security risk. It is better to use a regular user account with sudo privileges to run commands that require root privileges.