Additional KPasswordDialog call

Olivier Goffart ogoffart at
Tue Nov 16 21:59:29 GMT 2004

Le Mardi 16 Novembre 2004 18:59, Andrew Coles a écrit :
> 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.

And i thought also about adding some warning messages if the user is entering 
a "bad" password according to the strength meter.

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