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Re: User Experience improvements for Anaconda



Máirín Duffy <duffy fedoraproject org> wrote:
> On Fri, 2010-11-19 at 21:01 +0000, Steve Allen wrote:
> > clumens redhat com wrote:
> > > > Root Password
> > > > =============
> > > > - It will warn you after you hit Next if your password fails for various
> > > >   reasons (length, strength, type of characters, etc.).  We could do that as
> > > >   you type as well.  That already exists in firstboot so doing it in anaconda
> > > >   is consistent.
> > > > - This screen is also a whole lot of grey and is just asking to be merged or
> > > >   killed.
> > > 
> > > Okay, fine, I'll go ahead and suggest it.
> > > 
> > > Why don't we remove this screen entirely?  Lock the root account by
> > > default, force creation of a new user, and set that user up with sudo
> > > access.  We can preserve the root password command in kickstart.
> > 
> > I wouldn't enjoy that.  I set all my machines up with NIS.  Not one has
> > a local user account.
> 
> NIS is configured on a different screen than the one that is being
> discussed for removal.

Yes, I realize that.

> By 'not one has a local user account' are you including local root
> accounts?

No -- root is the only local account (other than the various machine
accounts, but they don't count).  It's not a user account.  There
is no local user to give sudo access to.

Steve

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