Bug 736041 - system-config-user accepts no password when creating user and sets some default
Summary: system-config-user accepts no password when creating user and sets some default
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: system-config-users
Version: 19
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Nils Philippsen
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2011-09-06 13:55 UTC by Miroslav Vadkerti
Modified: 2015-02-17 13:52 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2015-02-17 13:52:08 UTC

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Description Miroslav Vadkerti 2011-09-06 13:55:09 UTC
Description of problem:

system-config-user accepts no password in the add user dialog, and sets a default to none (i.e. you can su to account without password). When 

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start system-config-user
2. Add a user
3. Enter only user name
4. Press OK
Actual results:
+ a dialog pops up with the text "The chosen password is too weak: it is WAY too short. Do you want to use it anyway?" :)
+ you can su to the account without a password
+ there is /etc/shadow entry is:

Expected results:
I think the user should be added with the shadow password entry set to !! as the useradd does. Or the dialog should require a password

Comment 1 Fedora End Of Life 2013-04-03 18:09:46 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 19 development cycle.
Changing version to '19'.

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Comment 2 Jaromír Končický 2014-03-26 15:36:17 UTC
In my current version (system-config-users-1.3.5-1.fc20) the message is "The chosen password is too weak: No password supplied. Do you want to use it anyway?". So this sounds more meaningful.
I can login without a password as the created user.
Well, this seems rather to be about a point of view. If someone enters no password, then he might really intend to use no password (as he confirms the warning message).
Personally I would add some checkbox option like "Disallow logging for the user" which would add the !! (and make the password fields insensitive and ignored) and still allow logging without password if no password is entered.

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