[enhancement] Password strength meter in account creation

Bug #155308 reported by Chris Boyle on 2007-10-21
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This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-system-tools (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Unassigned
Nominated for Karmic by Chris Ford
ubiquity (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Unassigned
Nominated for Karmic by Chris Ford

Bug Description

Binary package hint: ubiquity

Applications such as Keyring Manager have a password setting widget with a strength meter (and fancy circles instead of asterisks). Adding such a strength meter to the installer would improve the security of many users' initial passwords.

Evan (ev) on 2007-10-22
Changed in ubiquity:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Changed in ubiquity:
status: New → Confirmed
TerryG (tgalati4) wrote :

Excellent idea.

Colin Watson (cjwatson) on 2008-07-27
Changed in ubiquity:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Chris Ford (christopher-ford) wrote :

I was going to suggest this myself. Great idea, will greatly improve security.

Fred (eldmannen+launchpad) wrote :
Fred (eldmannen+launchpad) wrote :

This could be implemented for Users control panel thing too, when setting up new users.

Chris Ford (christopher-ford) wrote :

The screenshots are just as I imagined. Any chance of this making it into 9.10

Chris Ford (christopher-ford) wrote :

I've made a slight change to the slider. Would this be possible?

Fred (eldmannen+launchpad) wrote :

Yeah, thats cute too.
I stole the bar from KeePass.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:KeePass_add_entry_.png

Thorsten Sick (modern-ronin) wrote :

I found a page with the most famous passwords:

http://www.whatsmypass.com/?p=415

It should not be possible to choose a password from this list.
i hope this helps.

Evan (ev) wrote :

This was implemented as part of the Lucid development cycle. It will be in 10.04.

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
Fred (eldmannen+launchpad) wrote :

This could also be added to 'users-admin' as part of the gnome-system-tools package.

tags: added: password

Sure, if you want to implement it. But I'm not sure I'll work on that, given Matthias Clasen's accounts-dialog already has this feature, we may as well switch to it.

Changed in gnome-system-tools (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
Fred (eldmannen+launchpad) wrote :

What is 'Matthias Clasen's accounts-dialog' ?

summary: - [enhancement] Password strength meter in user creation
+ [enhancement] Password strength meter in account creation
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