[2.0-bzr5059] Adding a rack using dpkg-reconfigure isn't intuitive

Bug #1588116 reported by Mike Pontillo on 2016-06-02
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Bug Description

I wanted to add a rack controller to MAAS, so I ran "dpkg-reconfigure -plow maas-rack-controller". (not the most intuitive command to come up with, but we'll ignore that for now)

I entered the MAAS URL I wanted to register with, then was presented with a dialog that read:

 The MAAS Rack Controller needs to contact the MAAS server
 with a share secret. Set the shared secret here.

Two UX issues with this dialog:

(1) Since my typing is obscured by '*' symbols, I can't tell if I made an error or not. (hopefully I'm just copying and pasting -- though it must have been visible on my screen momentarily for me top copy it? anyway, we'll ignore that for now too)

(2) [more importantly] The user isn't instructed where to find the shared secret. One way to find it is to look at /var/lib/maas/secret on the region controller.

At a minimum, we should instruct the user how to find the shared secret.

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Mike Pontillo (mpontillo) wrote :
Changed in maas:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
milestone: none → 2.0.0
Andres Rodriguez (andreserl) wrote :


**This is an automated message**

We believe this is may no longer be an issue in the latest MAAS release. Due to the report date of this, we are currently marking it as Invalid. If you believe this bug report still valid against the latest release of MAAS, or if you are still interested in this, please re-open this bug report.


Changed in maas:
status: Triaged → Invalid
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