Re: [PROPOSAL] 'Change Password GUI'

Diego Gonzalez wrote:

On Tue, 2005-05-17 at 18:10 +0530, shakti wrote:


I would like to propose gnome-passwd (a password change GUI) for GNOME 2.12.

GNOME currently doesn't have a GUI to change the user's password. This GUI can be integrated as part GNOME control-center using which users can change thier password without having to go to command line.

There is a capplet on the control-center that i wrote it has some support for changing the password of a user, it uses the passwd command thorugh a pipe (using code i stole from gnome-system-tools) to change it, the capplet mostly works, but there are some things that need to be finished before that capplet can be enable in the default build. I you want to improve the code to change the password or finish the loose ends of the capplet go
ahead, it is called about-me.

I wrote gnome-passwd as a simple and light-weight utility for 2.12 timeframe. It is designed to use PAM authentication directly to allow the use of any new features which PAM might provide in future. So, essentially, I do not use the 'passwd' utility.

I agree about-me handles more user information. However, I need to look into it further.

As we stand today, gnome-passwd is a ready-to-be-integrated tool, which would help users change their password without the root passwd contraint.

Thanks for your review comments.

- Shakti

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