GNOME Bugzilla – Bug 169837
GST apps should give more authentication trials
Last modified: 2006-11-14 11:58:12 UTC
It's annoying to have the GST closed when the initial authentication fails (when
you misstype the password). It would be good to give a pre-defined number of
chances for the password match. 3 is a good number. Then, if the 3 trials fail,
the GST app closes.
I'll work on a patch for this. Carlos pointed that an important issue here is
that both auth types (su and ssh) must behave equally.
the new g-s-t don't need password, and even when they'll need it (through PolicyKit) the GUI will allow indefinite trials. I guess this bug is obsolete :)