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kanotixkudos
Post subject: Password Specification  PostPosted: Dec 20, 2005 - 02:06 PM




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I may be missing something, but is it possible to change the user password to some password of choice ?
 
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titan
Post subject: Re: Password Specification  PostPosted: Dec 20, 2005 - 03:34 PM




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kanotixkudos wrote:
I may be missing something, but is it possible to change the user password to some password of choice ?


Easiest way is KDE control centre- security and privacy- password and user account.

Ian
 
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Djj
Post subject:   PostPosted: Dec 21, 2005 - 08:24 AM




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there is one classical way in changing passwords which is independent form the graphical user interface (such as KDE or GNOME).

open a new shell (klick on the shell sign at the bottom of your desktop).
next type: "passwd" without quotation marks (confirm by hitting the enter key)
type in your old password (confirm by hitting the enter key)
type in your new password (confirm by hitting the enter key)
retype your new password for confirmation (confirm by hitting the enter key)

the new password is set

reference:
http://unixhelp.ed.ac.uk/CGI/man-cgi?passwd
http://unixhelp.ed.ac.uk/basics/basic3.1.html

in case you lost your old password, drop me a note and I will help you Smilie

there is an easy way in creating passwords of higher security:
choose two nouns which have nothing in common. Combine those two nouns and place in at least two mistakes and two digits.

example: elephant, razor
=> e1Eph@ntraz0R

keep on tuxing

cheers
Djj

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kanotixkudos
Post subject:   PostPosted: Dec 21, 2005 - 11:59 AM




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Thank you titan and Djj Smilie

My mistake on not framing the question properly, but I meant the "Forum" password for logging onto the Forum. Is one stuck with the "Unremberable" one that is prescribed ?
 
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kanotixkudos
Post subject:   PostPosted: Dec 21, 2005 - 12:06 PM




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I just found the answer, it is at the BOTTOM of the personal information page after logging in. I missed that before it seems. Traurig
Thank you again for your help.
 
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