I just did a clean install of RHEL 6.2 workstation and created an empty /etc/securetty.
On a whim, I decided to see if root could login via the graphical login (even though I'm used to root gdm login being disabled by default). I was surprised to see that I could login as root via the graphical login. This seems a security risk to me.
I double-checked that /etc/pam.d/gdm had the following:
auth required pam_succeed_if.so user != root quiet
This should disable root gdm login but it doesn't.
Not sure if RH meant for root gdm login to be enabled as a default. Documentation isn't clear but it would seem strange to me if this is the desired default.
Any advice on how to disable root gdm login would be appreciated.