Password Reset

Toshio Kuratomi a.badger at
Tue Mar 10 18:25:32 UTC 2009

Patrice Dumas wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 10, 2009 at 09:56:51AM -0700, Jesse Keating wrote:
>> On 03/10/2009 03:04 AM, Patrice Dumas wrote:
>>> Why is there a password reset? I'd prefer not to reset mine, it is a
>>> good password and I don't want to have too much passwords to remember,
>>> and also -- even if it is not much work to reset the password -- it 
>>> is still uneeded work.
>> I do believe you can reset it to the same password you had.  This is
>> just the best way Infra has today to discover all the active and
>> inactive accounts.
> That's what I ended up doing. But maybe, in that case, it would
> be relevant to have another possiblity to ping, something like a simple
> button, and also maybe this should only be done for people who didn't 
> login for a while in FAS.
> Otherwise said, mixing password reset and activity check doesn't
> seem to be very wise to me. What is done is done, but maybe things 
> could be handled better in the future?

Despite the name on this ticket, the discussion there is becoming what
we can do instead of requiring password resets to determine activity.

I'm not sure if the final conclusion of infrastructure will be to do no
password resets, but this can address the inactivity portion of the


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