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Month: December 2011

Re: [trinity-devel] "Keep password" check box restored to kdesu dialog box

From: Darrell Anderson <humanreadable@...>
Date: Fri, 2 Dec 2011 09:46:31 -0800 (PST)
> IMHO, the save password dialog was always confusing
> (didn't say for how long it would save) and it a pretty
> big security liability. For me it is better to keep asking
> the password for everything that is admin related - no
> exceptions.

A "What's This?" tooltip popup could be added to the widget explaining the password is good only for that session and only for the period secified in defaults.h.

Or that same text could be added just below the check box widget.

Or both. :)

Proposed text:

Passwords are stored only in memory, only for each session, only for each app, and only for $PERIOD minutes.

The point again is some people want this feature and some don't. The only solution is to provide a mechanism to satisfy both crowds. Upstream developers should not decide --- let users decide. :)