Summary of password strength discussion

Matthew Miller mattdm at
Fri Jul 24 18:22:30 UTC 2015

On Fri, Jul 24, 2015 at 07:04:14PM +0100, Richard Turner wrote:
> > Well, turning on ssh access into the system is puts us into advanced
> > territory already, doesn't it? And doing _that_ is opt-in.
> If turning on SSH access is advanced territory, why do we not trust these
> advanced users not to make their own decisions about whether their
> passwords are strong enough?

To me, at least: because the GUI doesn't provide any clue about what
exactly this is, except for a short reference to "the Secure Shell
command". It's advanced territory, but easy to enable.

Honestly, my _second_ favorite option here is to drop the "Remote
Login" option from the GUI. 

Matthew Miller
<mattdm at>
Fedora Project Leader

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