Bug 466384 - RFE: add passphrase discussion in disk encryption section
RFE: add passphrase discussion in disk encryption section
Product: Fedora Documentation
Classification: Fedora
Component: install-guide (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: David Nalley
Paul W. Frields
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Reported: 2008-10-09 19:59 EDT by David Lehman
Modified: 2008-11-21 11:39 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-11-21 11:39:57 EST
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Description David Lehman 2008-10-09 19:59:31 EDT
Description of problem:
In the "Understanding Encryption" section of the F9 install guide, the passphrase text contains a reference to the section on setting the root password. Please -- pass*phrase* is not the same thing as pass*word*. This is actually encouraging users to create weak (single word) passphrases.

There should instead be some text that talks about passphrases.

One example of a passphrase discussion can be found here:

Comment 1 David Nalley 2008-11-21 08:43:44 EST
So the current Understanding Encryption section does reference passphrase. 
I did change the current wording to more closely match what is in the DEUG. 

 To make the encryption effective, choose a good passphrase.
      Note the use of the term "passphrase", as opposed to the term
      "password". This is intentional. Utilizing a phrase containing
      multiple words increases the security of your data.

I made the changes in commit dbac459 - which is still local to me at this time, I'll close the bug when I push up later today.
Comment 2 Paul W. Frields 2008-11-21 09:11:54 EST
Point of style order before you push -- punctuation goes inside quotation marks, unless doing so would change the sense of the quoted material.  So for example, you would indicate the password "f00b4r", but you would talk about a generic "passphrase."
Comment 3 David Nalley 2008-11-21 09:19:13 EST
Fixed the problem I introduced that was pointed out in Comment 2. 
Commit 685c72a
Comment 4 David Nalley 2008-11-21 11:39:57 EST
pushed both commits
thus closing this ticket.

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