Chapter 13. Set the Root Password
Fedora uses a special account named
account on a Linux system is not subject to most normal account
restrictions. As the system owner or administrator, you may
sometimes require special privileges to configure or modify the
system. In those cases, use the
Avoid logging in to Fedora as
root when possible. Any
administration tools which require
root privileges will prompt you
for the password.
The Fedora installation program requires the
root password to be at least six characters
long. Because the
account may potentially control any part of the system, use the
following guidelines to create a good password:
Use a combination of uppercase letters, lowercase letters,
numbers, punctuation and other characters.
Do not use a word or name. Obscuring the word or name with
substitute characters is not effective.
Do not use the same password for more than one system.
The following are examples of good passwords:
field. Fedora displays
the characters as asterisks for security. Type the same password
field to ensure it is set
correctly. After you set the root password, select