[OpenIndiana-discuss] oi151 clean install - root role problem
matt.connolly.au at gmail.com
Sun Nov 27 12:36:47 UTC 2011
On 27/11/2011, at 10:08 PM, Chris Bünger wrote:
> I think your User has to have the profile "Primary Administrator" in
This still didn't help. But again, setting the root user password with `sudo passwd root` enables me to authenticate to the root role using that root password. (not my user password, as I would use with sudo).
Any reason why the installer would not give the "Primary Administrator" profile to the first user on the machine? If the first user can't do it, who can?
If it wasn't for sudo, you'd have to boot into single mode to change anything!
> Am 27.11.2011 um 11:24 schrieb Matt Connolly <matt.connolly.au at gmail.com>:
>> Hi all,
>> I've just set up a new oi151 workstation, but am having a problem using the root role from any of the gui panels. (System -> Administration -> Services, or nwam-manager-properties from top task bar).
>> When using the "lock" icon in the SMF Services panel, for example, it asks me to select a user, and then to select a role, which I select "root", and then that the role must be authenticated but it does not accept my password.
>> I can "sudo" with no problems, though.
>> And here's an interesting thing, I added a password to the root user with "sudo passwd root" that is different to my user password. I figure this should have no affect since root is a role not a user, right?
>> Now, in the services panel, I can select "matt" as the user, then "root" as the role and then authenticate using the root password (not my user password).
>> Is this how it is supposed to work? To access the root role, you need to use the root password, not your user password?
>> And if so, why did the installer ask for a root password but not configure it correctly? (I could only access these panels after doing `sudo passwd root`)
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