Password change in user management does not prompt for confirmation

Robert Simmons rsimmons0 at
Sat Jan 22 23:07:39 UTC 2011

I'm using Kubuntu and the GUI user manager in KDE's systemsettings does not
prompt for any confirmantion when you change a password.  This seems
dangerous to me.  Should there be a confirmation since the input is masked
with black dots so I can't see what I've typed?

Also, when you change a user's password this way the user's encryped home
directory password is not changed to match, so that user can't login after
the change.  This is listed in a pretty old bug on launchpad from back in
May.  Why hasn't it been addressed?
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