There is no simple way for users to change their login password

Bug #1019687 reported by Tom Bamford on 2012-06-30
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
indicator-session (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

In GNOME 2, a user could change their password by choosing the 'About Me' option from the Indicator Session menu.

With Unity in Natty/Oneiric/Precise, performing the same task is not obvious and non intuitive especially for network deployments (i.e. non standalone installations). The only way to change your password with the GUI is via the User Accounts icon in System Settings, but this approach does not make sense for network users logging into shared machines (e.g. corporate, organisation or campus installations with centralised authentication).

It is proposed that a more obvious way to change your password be introduced, ideally by typing the word "password" into the Dash and clicking on an icon titled "Change Password", which would open up a dialog window similar to GNOME 2's About Me application, but with a focus on changing your password. A menu entry titled "Change Password" could also be added to the session indicator menu.

In addition, changing your password in this manner would also update your GNOME Keyring encryption password to match your login password.

affects: ayatana-ubuntu → ayatana-design
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in indicator-session (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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