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"admin" user and security (6 posts)

  1. Success
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Is there any security risk in leaving the "admin" user as the default admin?

    Should we remove or rename the admin user?

  2. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    In theory if you have a good password no harm in leaving admin. But then again, it won't hurt to do as you are suggesting either?

  3. pizdin_dim
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Well, if you rename it, it's one thing less for an attacker to guess, isn't it? But what do you rename it to?

  4. Success
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    How do you rename admin?

  5. pizdin_dim
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Edit the users table through a MySQL client tool. If you don't know your way around with SQL syntax, perhaps install phpmyadmin.

  6. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Or create a new user with the Administrator role, login as that new user, delete the old admin.

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