Subject: IMPORTANT: Mandatory password and ssh key change by 2011-11-30
linux at alteeve.com
Wed Oct 12 17:53:34 UTC 2011
On 10/12/2011 12:44 PM, Kevin Fenzi wrote:
> Subject: IMPORTANT: Mandatory password and ssh key change by 2011-11-30
> All existing users of the Fedora Account System (FAS) at
> https://admin.fedoraproject.org/accounts are required to change their
> password and upload a NEW ssh public key before 2011-11-30.
> Failure to do so may result in your account being marked inactive.
> Passwords changed and NEW ssh public keys uploaded after 2011-10-10
> will meet this requirement.
I'd like to add my voice to the concern about requiring new public keys.
I can appreciate the desire for security, but forcing new SSH keys
accomplishes nothing of practical use. Quite the contrary; It induces a
fair hardship of those of us with keys configured on many other systems.
The idea of maintaining a second set of keys for Fedora (and again for
any other projects that follow suit) is, I'd argue, unreasonably burdensome.
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