Password policy changes

Chris Murphy lists at
Thu Mar 26 20:56:44 UTC 2015

On Thu, Mar 26, 2015 at 2:08 PM, Matthew Miller
<mattdm at> wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 26, 2015 at 01:54:28PM -0600, Chris Murphy wrote:
>> > FWIW, Cloud uses cloud-init for key provisioning; passwords are already
>> > out.
>> Yes, you've said this before, and I just spaced it.  Does cloud-init
>> apply to both netinstall of Cloud, and Cloud images?
> In theory, yes, although the netinstall of Cloud is a bit iffy since
> _really_ to make it "Cloud" you need all a bunch of kickstart stuff...
> including the current password setting. So, maybe there's room for a
> password policy there after all.

Or I'd wonder what the use case is for netinstall of Cloud  that can't
be met (now or with enhancement) by Cloud images?

I'm thinking it's at best 80/20, in which case I'd be inclined to say
the 20% (or less) with a  use case for netinstall Cloud maybe are
better off with netinstall Server. And then if I'm way off and the use
case for netinstall Cloud is higher than 20%, look at how Cloud images
could adapt to one or two of the most common use cases causing a
dependency for Cloud netinstall.

Chris Murphy

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