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Old 04-25-2007, 01:58 AM   #1
sipickles
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Too many passwords


We opensuse 10.2 on a shared machine at work. Its just a word processor and internet browser.

Is there anyway I can disable all the many password requests, they are really unwanted - the user password is written on the machine!

I'll keep the root password hidden!

Thanks

Simon
 
Old 04-25-2007, 02:09 AM   #2
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Post RE: Too many passwords

You could configure X to log in the user automatically via the login configurator (I am not sure what it is called on SuSe!) Have a look through the administration programs for it.
 
Old 04-25-2007, 02:10 AM   #3
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From the login manager (or in Yast, it's SuSE..) you can configure if you want some user to be automatically logged in, without asking password. I'm not sure what you mean by many password requests, but if it's just that some programs keep asking a password, there are ways to make the programs run with needed privileges without asking password (sudo without password, suid root, ...)

If you could be more specific about what things need password that you want to do without it, it might help. After all it's difficult to disable asking any passwords, and unwise too. Glad you didn't take the route of using just root account, that's a bad way
 
Old 04-25-2007, 02:11 AM   #4
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You can have the computer automatically launch a particular user at boot. But here is the puzzle: how many password-requests can there be?

One does not normally encounter a password request to browse or word-process.

Do your users want to perform many tasks for which the machine asks for a user password? Like what?
 
Old 04-25-2007, 04:18 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by sipickles
the user password is written on the machine!

I'll keep the root password hidden!

Thanks

Simon
Whilst system integrity will be mostly maintained by not disclosing the root password, putting the user password on the machine, or in plain sight anywhere is extremly bad practise.

Granted i don't know your office setup or anything but still, i throw a tissy when users log in as other users, it causes confusion and should User A login as B and look at "XXX one legged midget porn" it can cause all sorts of problems. Having accounts for each user is an extremly trivial thing (create new user, copy settings from ~ of default user ..).

Anyway, just personal peeve of mine

As already stated though, what numerous password screens are you encountering for your mentioned activities??
 
  


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