Notify users about expired credentials instead of showing login error.

Bug #783598 reported by Paul Ni on 2011-05-16
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Light Display Manager
lightdm (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

LightDM doesn't warn users with expired logins when they try to login and instead it gives an uninformative login error.

Robert Ancell (robert-ancell) wrote :

Do you know how other display managers handle this case?

Changed in lightdm:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
summary: - LightDM should notify users about expired credentials instead of showing
- login error.
+ Notify users about expired credentials instead of showing login error.
Changed in lightdm (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Triaged
Peter Silva (peter-bsqt) wrote :

please generalize this to include other reasons... timekpr-gui manages rules in /etc/security ...
time.conf restricts logins to certain periods using pam_time.

Robert Ancell (robert-ancell) wrote :

This should be fixed in lightdm 0.9.8. (I tested a user who had to set password on login).

Changed in lightdm:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Changed in lightdm (Ubuntu Oneiric):
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Changed in lightdm:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package lightdm - 1.0.0-0ubuntu1

lightdm (1.0.0-0ubuntu1) oneiric; urgency=low

  [ Steve Langasek ]
  * don't start on graphics-device-added; reintroducing this reverted the fix
    for bug #615549 from maverick without explanation.
  * clean up the completely illegible start rule for debian/lightdm.upstart,
    killing off the unnecessary parentheses
  * debian/lightdm.upstart: when lightdm is shut down by a runlevel call,
    emit an upstart event that can be caught by plymouth so it can
    distinguish between the DM shutting down for a runlevel change vs. other
    causes. LP: #854329.

  [ Robert Ancell ]
  * New upstream release.
    [ 0.9.8 ]
    - GetSeatForCookie and GetSessionForCookie are now deprecated. They
      remain for now but use the XDG_SEAT_PATH and XDG_SESSION_PATH
      environment variables instead.
    - Change log filenames to be unique across different display types.
    - Fix up script hooks, add regression tests for them
    - Complete removal of X code from the core of LightDM, so it can better
      support various display types
    - Add ability to set the language of a user from the greeter (LP: #803858)
    - Set LANG variable based on the user language
    - Add language selector into GTK greeter (disabled by default)
    - Allow TCP/IP connections if xserver-allow-tcp is true
    - Allow lightdm --version to be run as non-root
    - Automatically respond to PAM messages without prompts (LP: #783598)
    - Create 'AddLocalXSeat' D-Bus method, and require root to use 'AddSeat'
    - Fix multi-seat configuration picking the same display number (LP: #851362)
    - Use correct D-Bus and power interface in liblightdm-qt (LP: #852803)
    - Run pam_setcred inside the session process so pam_group works
      (LP: #851347)
    - Make sure one session is always selected in the GTK greeter (LP: #819177)
    [ 1.0.0 ]
    - Explicitly grab keyboard focus in GTK greeter
    - Fix removed power and a11y menu items in GTK greeter
    - Put system binary directory into path when running in test mode
      (LP: #860003)
    - Call pam_getenvlist after pam_setcred

  [ Lionel Le Folgoc ]
  * Make the gtk greeter easily themable by derivatives: (LP: #845549)
    - rename lightdm-gtk-greeter.conf to lightdm-gtk-greeter-ubuntu.conf,
      and handle the move in maintainer scripts.
    - manage /etc/lightdm/lightdm-gtk-greeter.conf with update-alternatives,
      by default it uses /etc/lightdm/lightdm-gtk-greeter-ubuntu.conf with a
      very low priority.
  * debian/control: lightdm-gtk-greeter provides lightdm-gtk-greeter-config.
 -- Robert Ancell <email address hidden> Wed, 28 Sep 2011 16:00:20 +1000

Changed in lightdm (Ubuntu Oneiric):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Felix (signor-rossi) wrote :

Works now also witch likewise-open/AD in Version 1.0.0

Julian Alarcon (julian-alarcon) wrote :

Maybe this bug should be reopened or open a new one, using Ubuntu 12.10 32 its with latest updates and PBIS Open from:

I got the same problem, «Your password will expire ...» mesage and the Password box.

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