Additional KPasswordDialog call
andrew_coles at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Nov 16 17:59:08 GMT 2004
Based on recent discussions on the dot (about KWallet) I propose two
additional flags that can be passed when invoking a KPasswordDialog:
1) A minimum acceptable password length
Some passwords need to be more secure than others, so enforcing a minimum
password length can make sense. Example: IIRC SUSE demand a minimum 20
character password in one situation.
2) The maximum password length that will be kept
Unix passwords are truncated beyond 8 characters so the current password
strength meter marks for length level off at around 5 characters. In some
situations, where the length of password kept is much longer, the password
strength meter needs to allocate the marks more gradually; e.g. for a 40
character password, strength marks level off at around, say, 25 (assuming
that the current 5/8ths of password length ratio is reasonable).
If these are deemed reasonable I'll happily add the extra calls.
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