Bug 19988 - sddm does not remove password on a failed login
Summary: sddm does not remove password on a failed login
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Mageia
Classification: Unclassified
Component: RPM Packages (show other bugs)
Version: Cauldron
Hardware: All Linux
Priority: High normal
Target Milestone: Mageia 6
Assignee: KDE maintainers
QA Contact:
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-12-19 18:44 CET by w unruh
Modified: 2018-01-19 18:14 CET (History)
3 users (show)

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Source RPM: sddm
Status comment:


Description w unruh 2016-12-19 18:44:18 CET
Description of problem:
If you enter a username and password into sddn Login screen, and the login fails, both the username and the password are left entered. While this makes sense for the username, it makes no sense for the password, since there is no way to fix the password except reentry. Ie, You have to backspace or delete every character in the hidden password to retry the password. This is new behaviour and likely unwanted by almost everyone. 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
sddm 0.14.8-12.mga6

How reproducible:
Marja van Waes 2016-12-19 19:40:01 CET

CC: (none) => marja11
Assignee: bugsquad => kde

Comment 1 Samuel Verschelde 2016-12-20 12:47:40 CET
I can confirm and also the error message is hardly visible, so that can make users believe that their password was not taken into account.

Source RPM: sddm? => sddm

Samuel Verschelde 2016-12-20 12:47:49 CET

Severity: minor => normal
Priority: Normal => High
Target Milestone: --- => Mageia 6

Comment 2 Béat E 2017-03-27 13:57:26 CEST
I made a fresh install with sta2 and updated the system with cauldron. I can confirm this bug.

CC: (none) => ed1

Comment 3 Mike Rambo 2018-01-19 18:14:00 CET
Uploaded sddm-0.17.0-3 for cauldron with the bundled theme modified to blank an incorrect password. Also bumped up the font size for the incorrect password message that is displayed. If neoclust approves, I will submit the same changes for mga6.

CC: (none) => mrambo

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