greeter unlock configuration

Bug #1218010 reported by Sebastien Bacher
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Iain Lane
ubuntu-system-settings (Ubuntu)
Fix Released

Bug Description

The design has options to set the greeter unlock to:
- swipe
- 4 digits
- passphrase

notes from a discussion with mterry on how to do that

"You call it like /usr/lib/accountsservice/accounts-daemon-pam-password-helper USERNAME
and pass in "PASSWORD\nPIN" via stdin
you can skip PIN to unset a pin
 But PINs still need a password underneath
so swipe is simply normal "user doesn't need a password" stuff. Like put them in nopasswdlogin group etc
passphrase is you do above, pass in a passphrase
4digit can just be passing in 4digit\n4digit I suppose. If you didn't want to have a backing password"

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Iain Lane (laney)
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Michael Terry (mterry) wrote :

In addition... Until we split out the greeter into a proper LightDM greeter, we have a goofy, insecure, demo method of setting password/pin:

Edit/Create the file ~/.unity8-greeter-demo with the following syntax:


Where password can be "none", "pin", or "keyboard". And passwordValue is either the PIN value or passphrase, depending on the type of password.

Obviously, this is just a temporary solution, but it should be easy to implement in the meantime and will get the UI to work until we have a proper split.

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Michael Terry (mterry) wrote :

Oh and should have mentioned... the "password" key is working today but uses hardcoded values of "1234" or "password" depending on type.

The "passwordValue" key support will be added by

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Michael Terry (mterry) wrote :

Note that passwordValue support now exists in unity8 trunk.

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PS Jenkins bot (ps-jenkins) wrote :

Fix committed into lp:ubuntu-system-settings at revision 329, scheduled for release in ubuntu-system-settings, milestone Unknown

Changed in ubuntu-system-settings:
status: New → Fix Committed
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package ubuntu-system-settings - 0.1+13.10.20130910.3-0ubuntu1

ubuntu-system-settings (0.1+13.10.20130910.3-0ubuntu1) saucy; urgency=low

  [ Sebastien Bacher ]
  * background: use the new OptionSelector, tweak the UI to be closer
    from the visuals (move the labels at the bottom of the images, use
    smaller text, use correct spacing).
  * battery: set current value on the graph.
  * reset: implement backend to reset the unity launcher settings.
  * storage: display the clicks' list rather than the fake datas.
  * updates: use the new ItemSelector widget, updated the download
    option to match the current design as well, moving the selector in
    its own subpage.
  * orientation: replace "Rotation lock" by "Orientation lock".
  * language: use new ItemSelector widget.
  * storage: use new ItemSelector widget.
  * battery: on the desktop use idle-delay's key, which is not

  [ Iain Lane ]
  * Make the panels display "Lock on idle" or "Sleep on idle" as
  * Add UI and backend for setting the time manually.
  * Make the "Change passphrase" / "Change passcode" button work.
  * Implement filtering in the main window.
  * Typo fix "Septemper" → "September". (LP: #1221400)
  * Set the unlock type in a QSettings file (~/.unity8-greeter-demo).
    (LP: #1218010)
  * security-privacy: Implement changing password and validation of

  [ Charles Kerr ]
  * Fix NMClient leak, take battery capacity into account when
    determining the last time a discharging battery was full.

  [ Ken VanDine ]
  * Don't start the transfer from the importer, the hub now handles that
    when dispatching the transfer.

  [ William Hua ]
  * Replace page stack with sheet in display languages. (LP: #1222728)

  [ Adolfo Jayme Barrientos ]
  * Trivial typo fix: Conrifm → Confirm.

  [ Ubuntu daily release ]
  * Automatic snapshot from revision 341
 -- Ubuntu daily release <email address hidden> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 19:20:48 +0000

Changed in ubuntu-system-settings (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
Changed in ubuntu-system-settings:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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