What is root user in Linux? The root account is the special user in the /etc/passwd file with the user ID (UID) of 0 and is commonly given the user name, root. It is not the user name that makes the root account so special, but the UID value of 0 . This means that any user that has a UID of 0 also has the same privileges as the root user.
Is sudo same as root? What is Sudo? The sudo (superuser do) command is a command-line utility that allows a user to execute commands as the root or a different user. It provides an efficient way to grant certain users the appropriate permissions to use specific system commands or run scripts as the root user.
How do I create a root user in Linux?
- Log in as the root user on the desired server.
- To create a new user, enter the following command: [root@localhost ~]# adduser USERNAME. Example:
- To set the password of the new user, enter the following command: [root@localhost ~]# passwd USERNAME. Example:
- Enter the desired password and repeat it.
What is SSH in Linux? SSH or Secure Shell is a network communication protocol that enables two computers to communicate (c.f http or hypertext transfer protocol, which is the protocol used to transfer hypertext such as web pages) and share data.