Given "sudo su" when asked for root password
I'm taking over a web server that was built on CentOS and I'm right now trying to get everything straight. I am NOT a linux person and will be looking for someone to manage that aspect of it once I am at that point.
The previous contracts who had the server are sending me just enough information to make me work to figure out the rest. I've got a password file for the server but it doesn't contain a root password. I asked them for the password and their guy responded with "sudo su".
So, what does that mean in terms of root access? I have a seperate account that I can log in with and get to everything but when the time comes that I need root access (installing SSL certificate SOON), am I going to be able to do so?