Bug 956613 - Do not show passwords while typing or editing
Do not show passwords while typing or editing
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: fedora19rtt
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Reported: 2013-04-25 06:12 EDT by Jan Stodola
Modified: 2013-04-25 10:05 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2013-04-25 10:05:03 EDT
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2013-04-25 06:12 EDT, Jan Stodola
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Description Jan Stodola 2013-04-25 06:12:06 EDT
Created attachment 739789 [details]

Description of problem:
Anaconda shows passwords when user is entering them. Please, do not show them by default, use some checkbox to enable/disable this functionality.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. start graphical installation
2. proceed to entering root password
3. enter root password
Actual results:
password is readable when typing

Expected results:
password is not readable by default

See attached sreenshot.
Comment 1 Chris Lumens 2013-04-25 10:05:03 EDT
This was discussed on anaconda-patches, but basically:  There's no reason to use a checkbox here.  That's an extra widget that gains us nothing.  Passwords are only shown when focused, which is an idea that is gaining traction in lots of websites and other programs.  There's some research showing that hiding the passwords doesn't even provide anything in the way of security, either.

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