User accounts tool cannot set password for a user that has an empty password set

Bug #1168749 reported by David D Lowe
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-control-center (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

If an active user account has been given an empty password using "passwd -d", or using the User Accounts tool, the User Accounts tool cannot set a new password, as the "Change" button is always greyed out.

What I expected to happen:

The "Change" button should not be greyed out if the user's password is empty (and the new password and confirmation fields match).

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
Package: gnome-control-center 1:3.4.2-0ubuntu19.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-26.42-generic
Uname: Linux 3.5.0-26-generic i686
ApportVersion: 2.6.1-0ubuntu10
Architecture: i386
Date: Sat Apr 13 21:33:53 2013
MarkForUpload: True
SourcePackage: gnome-control-center
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to quantal on 2012-10-18 (176 days ago)
 activity-log-manager-control-center 0.9.4-0ubuntu4.2
 deja-dup 24.0-0ubuntu2
 gnome-control-center-signon 0.0.18-0ubuntu1
 indicator-datetime 12.10.2-0ubuntu3.1

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David D Lowe (flimm) wrote :
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Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. The issue you are reporting is an upstream one and it would be nice if somebody having it could send the bug to the developers of the software by following the instructions at If you have done so, please tell us the number of the upstream bug (or the link), so we can add a bugwatch that will inform us about its status. Thanks in advance.

Changed in gnome-control-center (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
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Tomi Leppänen (tomin) wrote :

Seems to be a duplicate of Bug #1020769.

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in gnome-control-center (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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