Fedora uses a special account named root for system
administration. The root
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 root account.
Using the root
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 root
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:
Enter the root password
into the Root Password field. Fedora displays
the characters as asterisks for security. Type the same password
into the Confirm field to ensure it is set
correctly. After you set the root password, select
Next to proceed.