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Re: How to have password shown?

On Wed 03 Jul 2019 at 13:34:00 +0000, Rodolfo Medina wrote:

> Jonas Smedegaard <jonas@jones.dk> writes:
> > Quoting Rodolfo Medina (2019-07-03 14:42:13)
> >> 
> >> 
> >> Thanks...  of course it is...  absolutely.  I wanted to have him accustomed
> >> with using a password...  only, he still does many errors at keyboard...
> >
> > I think I understand the scope of this challenge.
> >
> > Would it be sensible for your case to a) use a 3-4 character password 
> > coupled with a PAM plugin that checks for the presence of a USB key 
> > containing some unique file?
> >
> > That would keep the notion of typing a password for logging in, while 
> > being simpler to type, sidestepping the lower security by a secondary 
> > check which (at leat for some) would not be a too weird addition).
> Thanks indeed...  He will do...  making errors in typing a blind password and
> re-typing it again and again till it's all right...  ;-)

Most people mistype at some time; have you considered why your father
might be doing it? Logins with convoluted or complex passwords do not
help, so consider 12345678 or the date of his birthday. I'm tempted to
say that either would reduce mishaps.


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