FAS update is live

Ricky Elrod codeblock at fedoraproject.org
Fri Oct 19 22:43:42 UTC 2012

Greetings all,

This afternoon we deployed an update to the Fedora Accounts System
(FAS), which can be seen live at https://admin.fedoraproject.org/accounts/

Some of the changes you will be able to see are as follows:

* You can now store a secret question and answer. This will be used in
the event of a forgotten password. The answer to the questions are GPG
encrypted, and will be manually decrypted by a FAS administrator, in the
event of a user needing to regain access to their own FAS account.
(Implemented by Patrick Uiterwijk)

  To use this feature, you can log in to FAS using the link above, click
"My Account" from the sidebar, then click "Change" next to the "Security
question" label.

* FAS groups now show all users in the group, right on the group
information page, if there are less than 10 users in the group. This
prevents having to click past the information page to see the user
listing, if it is small enough to show right up front. (Implemented by
Pierre-Yves Chibon)

* Passwords are now checked against libpwquality, when they are changed.
(Implemented by Christos T)

* This release also marks the start of FAS integration with fedmsg - the
Fedora Messaging Bus. (http://www.fedmsg.com/en/latest/) (Implemented by
Ralph Bean)

If you experience any issues using these features, or you notice that
something isn't working right due to the upgrade, please either file a
bug report on the FAS trac (https://fedorahosted.org/fas/) or
contact us on irc.freenode.net in #fedora-apps.

Thank you to all contributors who have made this release possible. A
full changelog can be found in the NEWS file, within the FAS repo, or
here: http://git.fedorahosted.org/cgit/fas.git/tree/NEWS

We hope you enjoy using the new features.

-Ricky, on behalf of Fedora Infrastructure

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