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Root Password
The `Root Password` screen is used to configure the `root` password for your system. This password will be used to log into the administrator (also known as superuser) account, which is used for system administration tasks such as installing and updating software packages and changing system-wide configuration such as network and firewall settings, storage options and adding or modifying users, groups and file permissions.
The Root Password screen. Use the text input fields to provide your root password.
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Once you choose a strong password, enter it in the `Root Password` field. The characters you write will be displayed as dots for security. Then, type the same password into the `Confirm` field to ensure you entered it properly. Both entered passwords must be the same.
As you enter the password, it will be evaluated and the installer will determine the password's strength. If the installer considers your password weak, a message will appear at the bottom of the screen, explaining which aspect of your chosen password is considered insuficient. For example:
`The password you have provided is weak:` `The password is shorter than 5 characters.`
If a message similar to the above appears, it is highly recommended to choose a different, stronger password.