Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1295607
RFE: Encryption passphrase prompt should probably give the user more information
Last modified: 2016-12-20 12:36:50 EST
Description of problem:
The encryption passphrase prompt is very concise. It even doesn't tell the user that the entered passphrase was wrong and after too many fails it simply does nothing until someone hits enter and the rescue shell appears. It is also not clear what the textbox/prompt does.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot from a luks encrypted drive
2. the password prompt appears: a simple textbox - nothing else
- no description about the textbox (what is it for)
- no information when the passphrase is wrong
- no "wrong passwords entered" counter
- no capslock warning: see https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=825406
- A headline: "The drive xy is encrypted. Please enter your passphrase:"
- On wrong passphrases: "This passphrase was not correct. Please try again"
- On wrong passphrases: "This is 3 of 5 tries" or something like that
- When capslock is activated: "Attention: Capslock is currently activated"
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