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What is the root@localhost ?

 
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What is the root@localhost ?
 
Hello I have the root@localhost user. I not create this , the webmaster created this. My qes is :there is something that can do with this user? How I change password of this user and what is can do with this user? I can to delite this user from the files? It's not make problems? Thank you
 
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Re: What is the root@localhost ?
Group Particularly helpful MoodlersGroup Plugin developers

Can you give more information, what is the exact text of the message you are seeing.  What operating system, what type of moodle install (xampp?), when do you get the message. Have you created the database in mysql, i.e. if your config.php is expecting a database called moodle does that exist in your mysql instance?

 
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Re: What is the root@localhost ?
Group Documentation writersGroup Particularly helpful MoodlersGroup Testers

Do not delete this user!     The root user is the superuser in most linux systems.    Please answer Marcus's questions for more help.  

Learn about user groups in linux.   You can change the owner of a file folder, but what is more important is that you belong to a  group that has permissions to read, write, excecute a folder and contents.

Tell us more ,  good luck

 
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Re: What is the root@localhost ?
 
Hello I can't tell you more then few parts because I dont know. What that I do know is. 1.I have joomdle and in the administrator of joomla - in component- joomdle- users- there is a list of all the users. In there , there is a user - root@localhost. 2.I can't mark this user and I can't delite . 3.I not see this user in moodle in the profiles where all the users is. I see this user only in joomdle users in joomla administrator. 4.I have no problem or messages . The web master that create me this website create this user and I want to protect my privacy of my site. Maybe Chang the password if there is . And how I do this? I need to change the owner of file folder or this is safe like this? I don't know if I am the owner of this folder/user or my webmaster and how I Change/ verfay this? Thank you all!!!
 
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Re: What is the root@localhost ?
Group Particularly helpful MoodlersGroup Plugin developers

What operating system is it running on?

 
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Re: What is the root@localhost ?
 
Linux operating system. Thank you
 
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Re: What is the root@localhost ?
 
Php mysql
 
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Re: What is the root@localhost ?
Group Particularly helpful MoodlersGroup Plugin developers

If this user is showing up in Joomla and not Moodle you are probably talking to the wrong people as this site specialises in Moodle rather than Joomla. The root@localhost account can be a default account in Mysql, so if you type

mysql

it will return an error message saying access denied.

Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost

Now on shared hosting you generally don't get the root account to the database, otherwise you could mess with databases belonging to other users. Also on shared hosting (i.e. someone else is your web master), you are generally at the mercy of the super user because even if they don't have access to your database they will have control over the disk space that contains it and could do bad things. You need to trust them.

Of course that may not relate to your problem, it could be something to do with Joomla that is outside my experience.

 
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Re: What is the root@localhost ?
 
Thank you . I didn't know if the this user belong to joomla or moodle... It's show me on joomdle- because of this I ask here. Eneware I need to Chack this . Thank you very much
 
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Re: What is the root@localhost ?
Group Documentation writersGroup Particularly helpful MoodlersGroup Testers

Marcus is right.  This is probably a Joomula issue related to Linux.  

If root is not on your Moodle site, then you should be OK.  You want to be sure in Moodle that any time a password or profie is changed for admin, you get an email.

I think the issue is that the Joomla interface can pass along authenticated users to Moodle.  

If you don't trust your web master, you have the wrong person. 

Chris

 
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