Bug 55002 - SetPassword() does not (and cannot?) work with remote users
Summary: SetPassword() does not (and cannot?) work with remote users
Alias: None
Product: accountsservice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: general (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Other All
: medium normal
Assignee: Matthias Clasen
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Reported: 2012-09-17 09:11 UTC by Stef Walter
Modified: 2018-08-07 09:30 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Stef Walter 2012-09-17 09:11:18 UTC
It seems that due to the use of a crypted password SetPassword() in the AccountsService DBus API cannot be made to work with remote users.

In addition the implementation of SetPassword() in accounts-daemon uses usermod to change the password. It should instead go through the PAM stack to change the password. 

In addition to working with non-local user accounts, this will make it respect administrators preferences for password changing.

This is related to bug #55000
Comment 1 Ray Strode [halfline] 2012-09-17 16:09:01 UTC
see bug 51833 comment 1
Comment 2 GitLab Migration User 2018-08-07 09:30:31 UTC
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