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Re: [rhelv5-list] Locked myself out of root in RHEL5



On Fri, Feb 26, 2010 at 4:45 PM, Keith Bailey <keithlbailey gmail com> wrote:
> I've been setting up ssh key authentication for our development server and
> managed to configure a normal linux user account to work with two client
> machines in the office.
>
> For enhanced security I locked the normal account with "passwd -l user" so I
> could only access the account with ssh key authentication. But I also
> unwittingly did the same for root.
>
> Now I'm unable to access the root user and can only access the normal user
> through ssh key authentication.
>
> Is there a solution for this without a total re-install?
>
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I have two pages that describe how to resolve this. One is for RHEL
4/5 while the other page is for Mythdora which is Fedora which is the
base for RHEL.

http://www.packetwatch.net/documents/guides/2008042601.php
http://www.packetwatch.net/documents/guides/2010012501.php

Phusion


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