Changing administrator/root password


#1

Hi Guys

What are the implications of changing the administrator password in UCS? Does this change the root password as well?

What about when using UCS as an active directory primary domain controller? Does this affect the situation at all?

To make the actual change - it is doe as you would change any other user password via the GUI (Users > Administrator >…), or should it be done through the command line?

Thanks


#2

You can change the administrator password like an usual user password (via umc or commandline, like you want to do it).
This will neither change the root password (which is a local user, administrator is a domain user) nor will it affect domain services.


#3

Thanks for the response. Just to clarify “nor will it affect domain services”

Does this mean:

  • changing the administrator password will not affect domain services because they run under the root account?
  • or
  • does it mean that the root account is not used for any domain services, so it does not need to be changed?

Thanks


#4

Changing the Administrator password will not affect domain services because they run under the root account.

The root user is a per-host user and not represented by a domain account. It is neither managed via Univention Directory Manager nor by Samba/Active Directory. The password of the root-user can be changed individually on each UCS server on the commandline (command: passwd).