Inconsistency in wording used to describe password error

Bug #915377 reported by Antonio Roberts on 2012-01-12
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
GKSu
New
Undecided
Unassigned
GNOME Terminal
New
Undecided
Unassigned
One Hundred Papercuts
Undecided
Unassigned
PolicyKit
New
Undecided
Unassigned
gnome-screensaver (Ubuntu)
Low
Unassigned
unity-greeter (Ubuntu)
Low
Unassigned

Bug Description

In a new installation of Ubuntu there are incosistencies in the text used to describe when a user enters their password incorrectly. The ones I have found are:

Logging in from boot:
"Invalid password, please try again"

Unlocking your computer:
"Incorrect password"

PolicyKit: Authenticating an operation e.g. installing an application:
"Your authentication attempt was unsuccessful. Please try again."

sudo: Putting in a password in the terminal:
"Sorry, try again."

Entering a password on tty1-6
"Login incorrect"

It could be argued that the text used for logging in should be different to the other tasks, but even then there are inconsistencies

Robert Roth (evfool) on 2012-05-09
description: updated
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in gnome-screensaver (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Robert Roth (evfool) on 2012-05-09
Changed in gnome-screensaver (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low

It sounds like we need a string for invalid password that can be retrieved by any application that needs it, however such a solution would be difficult to implement for so many disparate applications. Not exactly papercut material.

Changed in hundredpapercuts:
milestone: none → quantal-8-administration
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Confirmed → Invalid
milestone: quantal-8-administration → none
importance: Low → Undecided
Changed in lightdm:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
affects: lightdm → unity-greeter (Ubuntu)
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