Re: [PROPOSAL] 'Change Password GUI'

--- shakti <shprasad novell com> escribió:
> Diego Gonzalez wrote:
> > On Tue, 2005-05-17 at 18:10 +0530, shakti wrote:
> >
> >>Hi,
> >>
> >>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.

beware, there are still platforms supported by gnome which don't use PAM 
(last time I looked at slackware it didn't, for example), and I'd be very 
careful in the addition of gratuitous setuid executables, passwd is very
tested and offers a quite similar CLI across all supported platforms


> 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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