In windows it is possible to change
administrator username for security reasons. Is it possible to change
root username in Linux too?
While it's technically possible, it is probably not a good idea. You would have to audit all the code on your system to check if any of it has the
While the recommended practice for e.g. shell scripts is to check the user ID (if it's zero, you are
A hack which was employed by BSD once upon a time was to have a duplicate user in
It's possible to change the name of the root account: edit your
Renaming a system account isn't supported any more than renaming some random system file is supported, or applying
There is zero security benefit in renaming the root account. It will not help against any exploit. Root exploits work by causing a program running as root to execute code that it shouldn't execute. The name of the account is completely immaterial. It's like painting your front door a different color: it won't help you against burglars, you need to work on having a good lock, barring your windows, etc.