Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1302923
Show Password option gone from NetworkManager
Last modified: 2016-12-20 13:16:40 EST
Description of problem:
The "show password" option for wifi connection WPA passwords is gone from the NetworkManager pop-up dialog. This is problematic when users are required to use passwords consisting of random characters or long hexidecimal strings; typing such passwords blind is very difficult. It also makes it difficult for new users to debug wifi connection issues.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Connect to a new wifi network protected by a WPA password
2. Password dialog pops up
3. There is no "show password" option checkbox
3. There should be a "show password" option checkbox.
Note that there was such an option in Gnome2.
I confirm that absence of this option brings a large inconvenience. Especially when using complex passwords.
The Gnome network configuration UI is not part of NM, reassigning the bug to gnome-shell.
I don't usee Gnome, I use KDE.
But problem is the same. I think this is the NetworkManager feature.
(In reply to Josh Berkus from comment #0)
> Actual results:
> 3. There is no "show password" option checkbox
There should be a "Show Text" action in the entry's right-click menu. Isn't that working?
(In reply to Florian Müllner from comment #4)
> There should be a "Show Text" action in the entry's right-click menu. Isn't
> that working?
In KDE (Plasma desktop) "Right click" gives options:
(In reply to Eugene Saenko from comment #5)
> (In reply to Florian Müllner from comment #4)
> > There should be a "Show Text" action in the entry's right-click menu. Isn't
> > that working?
> In KDE (Plasma desktop) "Right click" gives options
My comment referred to the UI in gnome-shell.
> My comment referred to the UI in gnome-shell.
And for KDE I have to open the new bugreport?
(In reply to Eugene Saenko from comment #7)
> > My comment referred to the UI in gnome-shell.
> And for KDE I have to open the new bugreport?
Yes. I don't know which component implements the network agent in Plasma, but it's obviously not gnome-shell.
(In reply to Florian Müllner from comment #8)
> > And for KDE I have to open the new bugreport?
> Yes. I don't know which component implements the network agent in Plasma,
> but it's obviously not gnome-shell.
Added BugReport 1322873
This is apparently a problem in KDE NM applet. Re-assigning to plasma-nm component.
*** Bug 1322873 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
In KDE NM applet there is an eye icon on the right side of each password field which will show/hide the password for you.
Confirmed that "Show Text" exists in Gnome version.
and I confirmed comment #12 , that the password fields kde5-nm-connection-editor has an eye icon to show passwords
Created attachment 1185253 [details]
Snapshot with no eye icon
[root@ses-new ~]# cat /etc/redhat-release
Fedora release 23 (Twenty Three)
[root@ses-new ~]# dnf list plasma-nm
plasma-nm.i686 5.7.1-1.fc23 @updates
and have no eye icon
What icon theme are you using? That doesn't appear to be default breeze.
Maybe it's simply a missing icon.
If that's the case, try clicking in some of the empty space immediately to the left of the save icon (on the far right).
Created attachment 1185255 [details]
screenshot with eye icon
What is is *supposed* to look like
Rex, you are right. When click on white space left to the Save icon I see my password.
The question is closed.
What icon theme are you using? and for completeness, what widget style, in case that's relevant too.
Icon theme: Adwaita
Widget style: Breeze
GTK2 theme: oxygen-gtk
GTK3 theme: Default
Cursor theme: Breeze
Icon theme: Crux
Fallback Theme: Crystal SVG
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