Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 53016
Password expiry notification problem.
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:36:48 EDT
Description of Problem:
I set my password to expire in less than a week, it was set to warn me with
7 days to go. Unfortuantely when logging in using gdm, the warning message
is present on the screen for only a fraction of a second before the entire
login box is removed from the screen.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Hmm, this will be tricky to fix without causing a delay for the normal case.
PAM is a bit too free-form for a GUI login screen...
I tried this with kdm and it works by opening a new window and requiring the
user to click an 'OK' button. Is that doable?
I also tried xdm for completness sake, but either it's really badly broken or I
didn't set it up right. I couldn't log in at all with xdm if the password was
about to expire. If I can confirm that I'll open another bug# for xdm.
I'll have to look at what kdm does. I'm not sure kdm uses PAM however, or if it
does it may use it in a way that keeps some PAM modules from working.
It's certainly a bug if xdm won't let you log in, I would say.
This is fixed in the newest gdm release 22.214.171.124
Newer gdm now in rawhide