How do I find my sudo password in Linux?
- Type the following command to become root user and issue passwd: sudo -i. passwd.
- OR set a password for root user in a single go: sudo passwd root.
- Test it your root password by typing the following command: su –
Why is sudo asking for password? If your timestamp_timeout is zero, sudo always prompts for a password. This feature can be enabled only by the superuser, however. Ordinary users can achieve the same behavior with sudo -k, which forces sudo to prompt for a password on your next sudo command.
How do I login as root? Logging in as root
The root account is similar to any other account in that it has a username (“root”) and a password. If you know root’s password, you can use it to log into the root account from the command line. Enter the password once prompted for the password.
How do I connect to root in Linux?
- Enable root/admin access for your server.
- Connect via SSH to your server and run this command: sudo su –
- Enter your server password. You should now have root access.