MikeChops
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How do I switch back to root user in Ubuntu 16.04?

March 6, 2017 731 views
Miscellaneous Ubuntu 16.04

I have my SSH keys set up for logging into my droplet as root. I have a small Minecraft server under a separate user.

  • Login as root
  • SU to "minecraft" to make any changes to my server, or view settings.
  • When I try to SU back to root to either reboot or make any other changes, it prompts a password. Which I don't have for root since I'm using SSH keys.

Would granting "minecraft" SU privileges be the appropriate method? I was under the impression that it would be a security issue to do so.

Thanks!

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