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Re: [vox] SSH Login



Nobody, not even you, should be logging in as root unless you have a 
very good reason to. Most of the time, you should access your site using 
a less privileged account, and su or sudo to root as necessary.

If your SSH server is set up to allow password-based access (quite 
common, and  in the default configuration I believe), your friend should 
be able to login via ssh using his/her username and password, after 
you've created them with useradd and passwd. Otherwise, generate his/her 
keypair with ssh-keygen according to the SSH documentation, and hand 
your friend the secret key when you see him/her next.

HTH,
Micah

On Thursday, November 14, 2002, at 12:12  AM, karthikeyan wrote:

> Hi All,
>
>   I m new to this admin stuff.  I have an SSH root login access to my
> friends server at florida. My question would be how to create a login 
> less
> powerfull then [root] so that i can share with a person who is trying to
> build a Control Panel for our Hosting Site.  I know how to create user 
> using
> [useradd <user name>].
>
>   Environment : Redhat 7.3
>
>   Looking forward for earliest response.
>
> karthikeyan.

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