I just installed Manjaro and have been delighted with the results so far. Seem very stable and quick on an older pc.
I am coming as a long time user of Ubuntu and never really paid attention to user privileges. Ubuntu gets users to sudo to do administrative tasks and so the installer only asks for username and password.
When I was installing Manjaro I set up my own account with a password and then created a different password for administrative account (root, I guess). I’m concerned that I should have selected ‘Use the same password for the administrative account’. The User Guide stated that the defaults were the best option and I assumed as much.
Was having a separate root password the correct thing to do? I’m really concerned about the security implications of having a separate root password but do not fully understand the implications if I have what seems to be an administrative password (since I can sudo as my regular user to update the system, etc).
Could someone explain to me, theoretically what the concerns are, and practically, should I be changing anything to make the system more secure.
Thank you very much.