D&C GLug - Home Page

[ Date Index ] [ Thread Index ] [ <= Previous by date / thread ] [ Next by date / thread => ]

Re: [LUG] Security Thoughts


On 30/03/17 12:24, Neil via list wrote:
This seems to have gone off topic somewhat. My main question was, is it possible/easy to set one password to log on and another one to use with sudo? And secondly, if so, is it a good idea?
Yes it's possible.

Install Ubuntu with default user (choose an "admin" type name) [user A], set a password. Login. Create a new user [user B] with (encrypted home directory).

User B, by default has no sudo rights. use this for normal use

Use User A for administrative tasks.

The Mailing List for the Devon & Cornwall LUG
FAQ: http://www.dcglug.org.uk/listfaq