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I think it's asking for a root password, and until recently you could set it during installation through Anaconda. (I gather that they've now copied Ubuntu by removing that step.) However, you can still set it from a terminal by running this:

sudo passwd

When it asks for a password before running the command, give your own, just like any other time you use sudo. Then, enter a password for the root account. Remember to make it strong, but easy to remember. In the unlikely event that you have to boot into single user mode, this is the password you'll need and it will make Lynis happy.