Bug #579

root account locking after installation

Added by Peter Ludikovsky almost 5 years ago. Updated over 4 years ago.

Status:ClosedStart date:2010-12-28
Priority:NormalDue date:
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Target version:oi_148
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By default the password for the root user is expired instead of a locked account or similar. A regular 'su -' will show a password changing prompt, allowing anyone to set a root password without previous authentication (eg. if a machine is left unattended and unlocked).

Instead the account should be locked or, if not possible due to scripts requiring this state, have a random password (like in Ubuntu), requiring user authentication prior to changing the password.

Related issues

Duplicates OpenIndiana Distribution - Bug #636: Fix graphical installer to prevent root password expiring Closed 2011-01-16


#1 Updated by Olivier Pinard over 4 years ago


It can help you. Just have to test or have luck.

#2 Updated by Matt Wilby over 4 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed

Duplicate. New bug #636 created to cover all instances (#204, #579, #619) .

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