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how do I create admin user in wheel group?

Discussion in 'Plesk for Linux - 8.x and Older' started by ThankYouAndMe, Apr 13, 2005.

  1. ThankYouAndMe

    ThankYouAndMe Guest

    Using Putty to SSH to server, for security reasons, I want to disable 'root login' and then create a user in wheel group so that this user would first SSH to server and then su to root.

    My Question:
    What are the step-by-step procedures in creating a user in wheel group?
  2. ThankYouAndMe

    ThankYouAndMe Guest


    Pls. Anyone?!
  3. gihrig

    gihrig Guest

  4. bartje3

    bartje3 Guest


    Create an ftp login for a domain, this could also be on a fictive domainname, and give this user /bin/sh rights.

    SSH-Login to server with this ftp username and passwd and su to root. Dont forget to disable root login in sshd_conf !

    Better solution:

    - create a rsa key and install on server (manual: search for openssh with google)
    - change two lines in /etc/ssh/sshd_conf:
    PermitRootLogin without-password
    PasswordAuthentication no

    now only users with installed rsa key can login and you don't have to su to root. Also root privilege sftp is possible with rsa key.