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Old 02-12-2012, 03:37 PM
Neoh Yuen Sim
 
Default Auto login feature into desktop

Hi,
I was confused why desktop still asked for password even when i set the Automatic login feature to ON. I submitted the bug as below:https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=786663


As you can see, they think that is a feature, not a bug, so it was closed. It leaves me wondering: what is that automatic login feature really for?!!

regards


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Old 02-12-2012, 04:05 PM
Heiko Adams
 
Default Auto login feature into desktop

Am 12.02.2012 17:37, schrieb Neoh Yuen Sim:
> Hi,
>
> I was confused why desktop still asked for password even when i set the
> Automatic login feature to ON. I submitted the bug as below:
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=786663
>
> As you can see, they think that is a feature, not a bug, so it was
> closed. It leaves me wondering: what is that automatic login feature
> really for?!!
>
>
On the other hand it *might* be a security issue if the keyring would be
unlocked automaticly too. So IMHO the current status quo is a good
solution for all.

Regards,

Heiko

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Old 02-12-2012, 04:22 PM
Neoh Yuen Sim
 
Default Auto login feature into desktop

Thanks for the reply,
According to the thread reply I can "solve" the issue by setting empty password for user.*
But I would like to comment on the layout of user account. Such issue would not be raised had it not been the conspicuous switch to turn auto-login ON or OFF "easily". I mean, I still don't understand why there is such a button, when it can't function as expected from people who use it?



Neoh

On 13 February 2012 01:05, Heiko Adams <fedora-updates@heiko-adams.de> wrote:


Am 12.02.2012 17:37, schrieb Neoh Yuen Sim:

> Hi,

>

> I was confused why desktop still asked for password even when i set the

> Automatic login feature to ON. I submitted the bug as below:

> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=786663

>

> As you can see, they think that is a feature, not a bug, so it was

> closed. It leaves me wondering: what is that automatic login feature

> really for?!!

>

>

On the other hand it *might* be a security issue if the keyring would be

unlocked automaticly too. So IMHO the current status quo is a good

solution for all.



Regards,



Heiko



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Old 02-12-2012, 06:40 PM
Paweł Kubik
 
Default Auto login feature into desktop

Giving automatic access to all passwords isn't good idea, but I think it should be allowed. I didn't like keyring applets on other DE's, as I don't like popping windows. Integration is very good idea. You'll need that passwords sooner or not it's smart to unlock them on the start-up.


But I think it isn't important right now. Here is what I suspect. This is not yet fully implemented feature, and will be fixed soon. It's not a bug because it's left intentionally. I found some things like this recently, for example inability to resize settings window.

But I can't be sure.

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Old 02-13-2012, 09:20 AM
Ian Laws
 
Default Auto login feature into desktop

On Mon, 2012-02-13 at 00:37 +0800, Neoh Yuen Sim wrote:
> Hi,
>
>
> I was confused why desktop still asked for password even when i set
> the Automatic login feature to ON. I submitted the bug as below:
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=786663
>
>
> As you can see, they think that is a feature, not a bug, so it was
> closed. It leaves me wondering: what is that automatic login feature
> really for?!!

You are automatically logged in.
It asks for a password for the key-ring and not to login. You do not
have to enter a password into the box.

If you do not wish to enter a password then do not use a password but
remember security is all what Linux is about.

Regards

Ian
>
>
>
>
> regards
>
>
> Neoh



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Old 02-14-2012, 05:36 PM
Neoh Yuen Sim
 
Default Auto login feature into desktop

Hi,
I understand the importance of security in Linux. I just want to reflect on my Fedora desktop experience, especially with the logic of those features. Since Fedora is going minimalist with gnome-shell, these simple flaws will only add more confusion to the already not-so-easy-to-adapt interface...




Neoh

Also, as another point of issue, I cannot set the user account to "Login in wit


On 13 February 2012 18:20, Ian Laws <ian@the-laws-clan.de> wrote:





On Mon, 2012-02-13 at 00:37 +0800, Neoh Yuen Sim wrote:

> Hi,

>

>

> I was confused why desktop still asked for password even when i set

> the Automatic login feature to ON. I submitted the bug as below:

> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=786663

>

>

> As you can see, they think that is a feature, not a bug, so it was

> closed. It leaves me wondering: what is that automatic login feature

> really for?!!



You are automatically logged in.

It asks for a password for the key-ring and not to login. *You do not

have to enter a password into the box.



If you do not wish to enter a password then do not use a password but

remember security is all what Linux is about.



Regards



Ian

>

>

>

>

> regards

>

>

> Neoh







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Old 02-14-2012, 05:50 PM
Adam Williamson
 
Default Auto login feature into desktop

On Wed, 2012-02-15 at 02:36 +0800, Neoh Yuen Sim wrote:
> Hi,
>
>
> I understand the importance of security in Linux. I just want to
> reflect on my Fedora desktop experience, especially with the logic of
> those features. Since Fedora is going minimalist with gnome-shell,
> these simple flaws will only add more confusion to the already
> not-so-easy-to-adapt interface...

In F17, whenever I'm prompted for a keyring passphrase, there's an
'unlock this key automatically whenever I log in' (or something like
that) checkbox. This may be what you want.
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