How to lock the root account when installing with kickstart?

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  • In the Satellite 5.4 WebUI under "Systems > Kickstart > Profiles > Profile > Kickstart Details > Advanced Options > rootpwd" it is not possible to create a kickstart configuration where the root account is locked.
  • There is no checkbox like "Systems > Kickstart > Profiles > Profile > System Details > Details > Root Password > Disable root Account"
  • The Satellite WebUI does not have the ability to create a kickstart configuration with a line like in Satellite 5.4
rootpw --iscrypted *


  • Red Hat Network Satellite 5.4

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