Absence of password for default account makes using the images difficult for some use cases

Bug #890185 reported by Alexandros Frantzis on 2011-11-14
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Linaro Ubuntu
Tom Gall

Bug Description

In the linaro ubuntu-based images, the default "linaro" user account does not have a password . This makes life difficult for some users that need to login through ssh, customize their images etc.

I suggest that we use a password for the default account (linaro/linaro).

I have rebooted after installing updates and now can't get back in (except to the guest account) as lightdm wants a password.

Ricardo Salveti (rsalveti) wrote :

Update shouldn't change the lightdm behavior unless it asked to replace the /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf file during the upgrade. I agree that having a default password can help avoiding such issues.

Changed in linaro-ubuntu:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → High
assignee: nobody → Tom Gall (tom-gall)
milestone: none → 11.11
Tom Gall (tom-gall) on 2011-11-14
Changed in linaro-ubuntu:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Tom Gall (tom-gall) on 2011-11-14
Changed in linaro-ubuntu:
status: Triaged → In Progress
Tom Gall (tom-gall) wrote :

In summary, we're going to revert bug lp:654886

Changed in linaro-ubuntu:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Paul Larson (pwlars) wrote :

Will this affect the serial console connection? Currently, the test automation we use assumes that images do not ask for login on the serial console.

Ricardo Salveti (rsalveti) wrote :

No, it's still enabling the default root console at the serial port without any passwd request.

Changed in linaro-ubuntu:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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