I have already disabled root login over the ssh by modifying /etc/ssh/sshd_config.
But how would i disable root login on a server itself.
We have implemented LDAP in our environment and our security guide states that root login must be obtained by first logging into the host using his/her own regular userid then gaining root privileges by using the SU.
# lsb_release -a
LSB Version: :core-3.1-ia32:core-3.1-noarch:graphics-3.1-ia32:graphics-3.1-noarch
Distributor ID: EnterpriseEnterpriseServer
Description: Enterprise Linux Enterprise Linux Server release 5.2 (Carthage)
[root@~]# uname -a
Linux TomcatServer 2.6.18-92.el5 #1 SMP Fri May 23 22:17:30 EDT 2008 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux