The root user has issues on official Ubuntu

Issue #2 on hold
Jökull Sólberg Auðunsson
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Ubuntu discourages root SSH logins and even disables the root account on most (all?) Ubuntu images.

silverlining should use the ubuntu user instead which is a sudoer on a fresh install.

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  1. Jökull Sólberg Auðunsson reporter

    I have figured out how to enable the root user again. Simply remove the "command" part of /root/.ssh/authorized_keys.

    The right way to solve this is with an EC2 user script that overwrites the root SSH keys file.

  2. Ian Bicking repo owner

    Also at least on the Rackspace images there isn't any ubuntu user. Their images are really intended to have you login as root (they even email you the root password... which makes me consider whether we should reset that password). After setup-node does basic user-setup work (on a connection that can eventually be abstracted with libcloud) we should probably move everything done as root to be done as www-mgr with sudo (we can do this in with a change to

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