To avoid potential security issues, instead of changing the root password, you can create a new user account and assign it a password at any time. By creating this new user account, you disable the access of the root account to Control Center.


  1. Log in to Control Center as root.
  2. On the Settings page, click Change Credentials.
  3. In the Old password text box, enter your current password.
  4. In the New user name text box, enter the new user name.
  5. In the New password text box, enter the new password.
  6. Reenter the new password to confirm it.
  7. Click Change Credentials.