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Re: [opensuse-factory] Running YaST-Control-Center without root
On 24/04/2019 20.09, Stasiek Michalski wrote:


Even "sudo" requires the *root* password in openSUSE's default
config, as you should know. ;-)

Although, installer's default is also to have root have the same
password as user, which makes me question security of that policy ;)

That default setting is to facilitate the initial installation of the
system. Once done the admin should change sudo configuration. That's the
meaning of this paragraph:

## In the default (unconfigured) configuration, sudo asks for the root
## This allows use of an ordinary user account for administration of a
## installed system. When configuring sudo, delete the two
## following lines:
Defaults targetpw # ask for the password of the target user i.e. root
ALL ALL=(ALL) ALL # WARNING! Only use this together with 'Defaults

Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.

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