Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 52330
Installer Only Allows 8 Character Password when adding normal users
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:36:13 EDT
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Description of problem:
When choosing the root password for your system during installation the
installer allows greater than 8 chars. But when you add a user, the
interface stops accepting characters at 8.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start the install of Roswell2
2. Enter a root password
3. Add a user and Password
4. password stops at 8 characters
Actual Results: I typed in a 9 character password but the installer only
When the install process was done, and It booted to X, I tried to login
and got a failure. dropped the last character from the password and login
Expected Results: Installer should accept MD5 passwords for users and
there should be no limit unless md5 passwords are turned off, even then
without md5 passwords everything above 8 is truncated so it doesnt really
People used to typing long cryptic passwords will be miffed at having to
change their password later after the installer is done. My normal testing
password has 9 chars, letters and numbers. I can't believe it took me 2
beta cycles or so to realize what was happening with the logons. DOH!
This defect is considered SHOULD-FIX for Fairfax.
text mode or gui mode installer?
(I'm guessing text)
GUI mode, dunno about text...
Fixed in CVS (happened in GUI only)