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During the Oracle Solaris installation process, you are prompted to create a user account and password for your system.
For a GUI installation from the live CD ISO image, the user account and password information are fields that must be completed during an installation. The user password is also the initial root password for your system.
Note - During a text installation, you are prompted to create a user account and password, as well as a root password for the system. For this installation method, the root user is a role that you assume. However, if you do not create a user account during the installation, root is set up as an account rather than a role.
If you used the text installer to install Oracle Solaris, the user account and root specifications that are outlined in this chapter do not all apply.
Review the following login, user account, and root specifications:
The root role cannot log in. You must log in as the user you created during the installation. After you log in, you can assume the root role to configure the system. To assume the role, open a terminal window and use the su - root command.
If you try to log in to the installed system as root, an error message is displayed. Click OK and then log in as the user you created during the installation.
After you install Oracle Solaris, you can change the installed system to permit root to log in. However, you must first remove root as an assigned role.
# usermod -R your-login
The preceding command removes all assigned roles from your login account.
You can change the root role to a user account that can log in. To change root to a user, type the following command in a terminal window:
# rolemod -K type=normal root
This command cannot succeed if the root role is still assigned to a user.
If you forget the local user name or password that you entered during the installation, boot the system in maintenance mode, as described in How to Troubleshoot Your Login.