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Feature #5684: Screen locker

Research technical possibilities to implement a password prompt for screen locking

Added by u about 5 years ago. Updated about 3 years ago.

Status:
Resolved
Priority:
Elevated
Assignee:
-
Category:
-
Target version:
-
Start date:
12/03/2014
Due date:
% Done:

100%

Feature Branch:
Type of work:
Research
Blueprint:
Starter:
Affected tool:

Description

During the meeting of december 3rd 2014, we decided that we are not in favour of telling users to set an admin password at boot time to be able to lock their screen. Instead, we want to provide a prompt for the first screen lock of a session. This prompt should prompt the user for a password to be set, possibly a different than the admin password, and could also display a warning, telling the user that screen locking is not secure.

Possible ideas to achieve this:

1. use a different PAM config for the screensaver
2. turn the admin password into the root one, and use the user password's as the locker's one.

Another idea which has been raised was that for persistence users, we could actually persist a session locking password.

Intrigeri can give a hand on the PAM front, but don't expect much. For the JS side of things, ask alan and anonym.

If no tech solutions are to be found, we should send this issue back to the UX drawing board.


Related issues

Duplicated by Tails - Feature #5589: Have a password-less amnesia account by default Duplicate
Blocks Tails - Feature #5878: Add a lock screen action to the system menu Resolved 03/17/2016

History

#1 Updated by u about 5 years ago

#2 Updated by BitingBird about 5 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Confirmed

#3 Updated by intrigeri about 5 years ago

#4 Updated by intrigeri about 5 years ago

  • Priority changed from Normal to Elevated
  • Parent task set to #5684

#5 Updated by intrigeri about 5 years ago

  • Blocks Feature #8385: Investigate if other distros are interested in our screen locking solution added

#6 Updated by intrigeri about 5 years ago

  • Related to Feature #5589: Have a password-less amnesia account by default added

#7 Updated by intrigeri about 5 years ago

  • Blocks Feature #5878: Add a lock screen action to the system menu added

#8 Updated by sajolida about 5 years ago

  • Blocks deleted (Feature #8385: Investigate if other distros are interested in our screen locking solution)

#9 Updated by BitingBird over 4 years ago

  • Related to deleted (Feature #5589: Have a password-less amnesia account by default)

#10 Updated by BitingBird over 4 years ago

  • Duplicated by Feature #5589: Have a password-less amnesia account by default added

#11 Updated by BitingBird over 4 years ago

  • Blocks deleted (Feature #5878: Add a lock screen action to the system menu)

#12 Updated by BitingBird over 4 years ago

  • Duplicated by Feature #5878: Add a lock screen action to the system menu added

#13 Updated by BitingBird over 4 years ago

  • Duplicated by deleted (Feature #5878: Add a lock screen action to the system menu)

#14 Updated by BitingBird over 4 years ago

  • Target version set to 2017

Same milestone as parent ticket

#15 Updated by intrigeri over 4 years ago

  • Blocks Feature #5878: Add a lock screen action to the system menu added

#16 Updated by intrigeri over 3 years ago

  • Target version deleted (2017)

#17 Updated by sajolida over 3 years ago

  • Assignee set to segfault
  • QA Check set to Info Needed

I think that this was done as part of #5878.

segfault: can you confirm this and close this ticket accordingly?

#18 Updated by anonym about 3 years ago

  • Status changed from Confirmed to Resolved
  • Assignee deleted (segfault)
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100

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