allow password-less root accounts like all releases prior to 6.9

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As I documented in this general support thread, unraid 6.9.1 requires the root account to have a password for many functions to work. I've been able to run unraid with no root password (and without the friction this causes) for over a decade. Nothing in my circumstances or practices has required changing this now.


A root password is required by

  • ssh
  • samba connections from windows 10
  • web UI


Root passwords are not required by

  • telnet
  • console access


Please either revert to the behavior of previous unraid builds that don't require a root password, or make this configurable.



- Eric


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