password restrictions are different in the GUI and on the command line.

Colin Law clanlaw at
Tue Jul 19 19:27:15 UTC 2016

On 19 July 2016 at 18:03, s.achterop at <s.achterop at> wrote:
> On 07/17/2016 05:27 PM, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
>> On Sun, 17 Jul 2016 17:14:09 +0200, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
>>> On Sun, 17 Jul 2016 16:30:38 +0200, s.achterop at wrote:
>>>> This because lightdm seems to enforce the stricter rules that are used
>>>> when setting a password using the GUI.
>>> Hi,
>>> there might be a GUI available to add a user, resp. to chose a
>>> password and this GUI might recommend or even enforce to chose a more
>>> secure password, but I doubt that lightdm doesn't work with a simple
>>> password such as "cat1234", "dog5678" or "12345678", when such a less
>>> secure password was chosen by command line.
>>> How did you notice that lightdm doesn't work with a simple
>>> password, chosen by command line? Did you get a message? Is there an
>>> entry in the log file saying this?
>>> You did not enter your simple password, while by accident caps lock was
>>> active or something like this?
>   Hello list,
> it was something stupid like this in the end. I mixed up two accounts due to
> the
> fact that the description of these account that lightdm shosw at the login
> was confusing.
> There is no problem, these short passwords work OK with lightdm.

We have all made similar mistakes (and will again no doubt).  Thanks
for having the good grace to come back to explain what happened.  Very
often in this situation the OP just keeps quiet and leaves us
wondering whether there is a problem that needs to be looked at.



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