Can someone tell me where the password policy control is?
There seems to be two places to change passwords:
from user>system settings>user accounts>click password field
and activities>applications>other>users and groups>user.properties
In the 'user accounts' option, the screen prompts with secure passwords - if the password is weak, it won't allow the password at all. Where is this restriction held?
The 'user and groups' option is more lax and seems to allow any password.
The reason for the question is that I want to change my login password on a machine that I set up ages ago and have not used since. When I tried to login today, I couldn't remember the password, so logged in as root (which I knew) and changed my password with passwd via a gnome terminal.
I then had issues with gnome-keyring (Seahorse) not being able to access my Evolution EMail accounts. It kept repeating that my login password was no longer the same and asked me to enter the password ( presumably the one that I had forgotten).
So, on the understanding that (presumably) the official GUI password changing tools would also change the keyring setting, I tried to use both password setters to change my password back to what I thought it may have been originally - but I'm having problems with setting a simple password via the 'user accounts' option.
Does that make sense?