Kleopatra "Enter Passphrase" ambiguous

Bug #1449804 reported by themusicgod1 on 2015-04-29
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
kdepim (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

When creating a new key with "new certificate" in kleopatra, there are two possible interpretations of the "Enter Passphrase" window.

1) based on the behaviour of other programs, it might be a password field to unlock the user who's running kleopatra itself. Especially given that you can't type anything else, it makes sense that the user needs, in order to tie the key being created to her account, that they would need to enter their password(ie not the password for the key).

2) It could be asking to enter in a password for the key itself (this is, in fact what it does).

This ambiguity could be resolved by clarifying the text of the window (right now it says:

"Enter Passphrase:
Enter Passphrase"

it could say something more specific

"Enter Passphrase:
Enter the desired Passphrase for this certificate"

which would be enough of a clue for users to know that it's the *key* password not the *user* password that they need to type in.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 15.04
Package: kleopatra 4:4.14.6-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.19.0-15.15-generic 3.19.3
Uname: Linux 3.19.0-15-generic i686
ApportVersion: 2.17.2-0ubuntu1
Architecture: i386
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Tue Apr 28 20:29:58 2015
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-04-24 (4 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 15.04 "Vivid Vervet" - Release i386 (20150422)
SourcePackage: kdepim
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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