Ubuntu Server Question

Nik 99Nik 99 Member Posts: 154 ■■■□□□□□□□
Incoming linux noob question. I'm working on setting up some virtual servers on ubuntu server 16.04 / 18.04. Given that I'll eventually make these reachable from outside my LAN I started reading up on linux hardening steps. A lot of guides keep mentioning to create a non root user account. Is there any need to actually do this given that during installation of 16.04 / 18.04 the user you create is a sudoer and the root account doesn't get it's own unique password (as far as I can see)?

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  • paul78paul78 Member Posts: 3,016 ■■■■■■■■■■
    You are correct. During the install, a non-root user is being created. The difference is that this user has root elevation privileges. You can also create users which do not have the ability to elevate their privileges to root if you need those accounts.
  • Nik 99Nik 99 Member Posts: 154 ■■■□□□□□□□
    paul78 wrote: »
    You are correct. During the install, a non-root user is being created. The difference is that this user has root elevation privileges. You can also create users which do not have the ability to elevate their privileges to root if you need those accounts.
    Thanks for answering that Paul =)
  • --chris----chris-- Member Posts: 1,518 ■■■■■□□□□□
    When you say outside your lan, do you mean the (get ready for it) the INTERNET?


  • stryder144stryder144 Senior Member Member Posts: 1,684 ■■■■■■■■□□
    This site may help with how to harden your Ubuntu server.
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