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Metadata Update from @mareksu:
- Issue assigned to mareksu
@jjelen, I've prepared a release note to announce that the root password login is disabled in F31. Could you please review it?
== SSH no longer allows root password login
The OpenSSH server no longer allows the `root` user to remotely log into Fedora using a password. This change is consistent with the upstream OpenSSH project, which disabled the remote `root` password login in the 7.0 release. Previously, the remote `root` password login was a common target of attacks.
The `root` user can still remotely log in using a public SSH key.
The `/etc/ssh/sshd_config` configuration file now disables the `PermitRootLogin` option. If you upgrade to Fedora 31 on a system where you have made changes to the configuration file, the upgrade process preserves your configuration and creates the new configuration in `/etc/ssh/sshd_config.rpmnew`.
If you use the remote `root` password login in Kickstart or `cloud-init` scripts, Fedora recommends the following alternatives:
* Switch to public key authentication.
* Create a different administrative user.
Looks good to me. Only one minor thing I would do would be adding a reference how to opt out/override the default from Anaconda, which now provides the new checkbox "Allow root SSH login with password" next to the root password input. Even though it is nothing we would like to recommend, it will be the first question of many users.
Fixed in #405.
Metadata Update from @pbokoc:
- Issue status updated to: Closed (was: Open)
Thanks, @jjelen. My commit containing the fix:
@pbokoc, could we still add this commit to the F31 release notes?
@mareksu Yep, it's in now. Thanks!
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