Root login in rawhide and display managers
k.georgiou at imperial.ac.uk
Wed Sep 19 12:48:12 UTC 2007
On Wed, Sep 19, 2007 at 05:34:09PM +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> Rex Dieter wrote:
> >Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> >>Root login has been disabled in GDM for a while now in rawhide. Would
> >>KDM and other display managers be modified to be consistent with this
> >>behavior? I would prefer if it was.
> >What's the rationale (again?) for disabling root login?
> See fedora-desktop list discussions. The goal IIUC was to discourage
> root login via display managers since there isn't normally a reason to
> do that and it presents a higher security risk.
Aren't those users the ones that most likely will need to login as root
(with a GUI) at some point in the future because for example they
managed to disable their user account? Do you really expect them to be
able use the command line from the console?
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