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why does Fedora treat me like an idiot with the password?

asked 2016-09-29 10:15:07 -0600

nonane gravatar image

Just installed Fedora 24. When setting up a password it wouldn't let me carry on with the password I wanted to use suggesting I add more and more letters. I KNOW my password was weak. I WANT a short password to log into MY machine which ONLY I have access to .

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"my machine which only i have access to",... is a very dangerous assumption in times like this ;-)

jake gravatar imagejake ( 2016-09-30 02:47:19 -0600 )edit

It treats you like a use who doesn’t know what he is doing, … which seems to be the case.

Aeyoun gravatar imageAeyoun ( 2016-10-03 05:16:05 -0600 )edit

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answered 2016-09-29 21:26:16 -0600

florian gravatar image

updated 2016-09-29 21:28:08 -0600

You may want to read the guidelines in order to phrase your question according to the rules set for this "forum"...

As for your password strength: You can set a weak password, both for your regular user and root. As the installer anaconda suggests you, just click twice on Done and it will accept a weak password. That's all.

And btw: No need to SHOUT ( https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Ask_fe... http://catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-quest... ), use bold or something else instead. Thanks and Welcome to ask.fedoraproject.org

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