I am a new user and I am currently testing Cloudron.
During the installation via my Hoster the root password was sent to me by email. For security reasons I changed it directly. Cloudron was already pre-installed at this time.
Is that OK, or does Cloudron need the old password?
Thanks a lot in advance!
I was trying to think about the motivation to your question (like why would one expect Cloudron to have the password). I think this might be because some existing products in the market, SSH into your server and configure things and install apps.
In contrast, Cloudron is entirely self-hosted. The entire stack runs on your server and only you have access to your server (cloudron.io team does not have or need access to your server). Think of the design like how smart phones work today. Installing apps is about downloading a recipe from the app store and installing it on the phone. Cloudron + App Store works exactly the same way but for servers. If the App Store is down, you only lose the ability to install/update apps but the existing apps will run just fine as long as your server is running.
@dieter Ah ok When the Cloudron platform is installed, it creates a separate user called
yellowtent(this was a codename for our project when we started). The installation script will add a bunch of commands that allows this user to run privileged operations without a password. You can see what they are in
/etc/sudoers.d/yellowtentif you are curious! (it will have commands like reboot, update etc).