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Bug 643445 - Implement password hints
Implement password hints
Product: gnome-shell
Classification: Core
Component: login-screen
Other Linux
: Normal enhancement
: ---
Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
: 785599 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: 647912 785600 786425
Reported: 2011-02-28 03:15 UTC by Matthias Clasen
Modified: 2021-07-05 14:17 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: ---

remove password hint from UI (3.97 KB, patch)
2013-02-20 05:30 UTC, Michael Catanzaro
needs-work Details | Review
authPrompt: implement password hint feature (6.15 KB, patch)
2017-07-30 22:37 UTC, Cosimo Cecchi
none Details | Review
Add theming for the password hint label/button (917 bytes, patch)
2017-07-30 22:38 UTC, Cosimo Cecchi
none Details | Review

Description Matthias Clasen 2011-02-28 03:15:15 UTC
We have UI for these in the user accounts panel.
Comment 1 Michael Catanzaro 2013-01-09 22:42:18 UTC
Will GNOME 3.8 have password hints?  If not then the option to set the password hint should really be removed from the control panel....
Comment 2 Michael Catanzaro 2013-02-20 05:30:59 UTC
Created attachment 236895 [details] [review]
remove password hint from UI

Leaves a bit of blank space, so could be done better, but should be acceptable for 3.8. I don't know how to get rid of it without using Glade, and I don't know how to use Glade without removing the password strength bar.

(If GDM has gotten password hints in 3.8, then obviously this should be rejected.)
Comment 3 Bastien Nocera 2013-02-20 17:04:13 UTC
Review of attachment 236895 [details] [review]:

Thanks for the patch, however the patch is missing all the code changes, in addition to not removing the extraneous row.
Comment 4 Bastien Nocera 2013-02-20 17:04:45 UTC
commit bb1d0ba0998c6cdc84bdc3c2a8c098a5973922b7
Author: Bastien Nocera <>
Date:   Wed Feb 20 17:26:41 2013 +0100

    user-accounts: Remove password hints feature from UI
    As those are not currently used in GDM.
Comment 5 Cosimo Cecchi 2017-07-30 22:37:05 UTC
I did not notice that there was already a bug opened and attached my patches for this to bug 785599 -- let me fix that.
Comment 6 Cosimo Cecchi 2017-07-30 22:37:51 UTC
Created attachment 356616 [details] [review]
authPrompt: implement password hint feature

This commit uses the accountservices API to display the password hint in
GDM, if one was set.
Comment 7 Cosimo Cecchi 2017-07-30 22:38:00 UTC
Created attachment 356617 [details] [review]
Add theming for the password hint label/button
Comment 8 Cosimo Cecchi 2017-07-30 22:38:27 UTC
*** Bug 785599 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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