I am told that the most basic security to set up in Linux is to change the superuser name from
root to something obscure
so I run these steps to add new user
$ /usr/sbin/adduser new_username $ passwd new_usersname
then went to give ssh access to new user
$ /usr/sbin/visudo root ALL=(ALL) ALL // didn't modify this new_username ALL=(ALL) ALL //added this
Now despite the above change, my new user
new_username does not have superuser privileges. I am always forced to change to root using
su use root privileges.
So, what I want is to remove completely the
root account, and give all root's power to my
How do I accomplish this task ?