Password Changing for Normal User
Christopher A. Williams
chrisw01 at comcast.net
Thu Mar 2 05:17:55 UTC 2006
On Thu, 2006-03-02 at 06:30 +1100, David Timms wrote:
> Uno Engborg wrote:
> > Christopher A. Williams wrote:
> >> Is it just me, or has anyone else noticed that there is no menu entry in
> >> GNOME for a user to change their own password in FC5T3? That means they
> > You find it as a button in the new "About Me" dialog.
> > ("Desktop->Preferences->About Me")
> Given that good security is based on having strong passwords that change
> over time, hiding the capability under About Me is really no go. It's
> probably to late to change for FC5, but I would suggest at the minimum
> changing the hint that is shown when the mouse is held over the About Me
> entry from:
> Set your personal information
> Set your personal information and user password
> And the title to "About me and my account". (or login)
> There would then be a slim chance that a user would actually find it!
> What do others think ?
As the OP, I absolutely agree. I'm a rather experienced user and this
one caught me totally by surprise. This new ...um... feature definitely
fails the usability teas as far as I'm concerned.
"Never murder a man when he's
busy committing suicide."
-- Woodrow Wilson
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