#441 new
steve

enorce password verification usage, even when "Show typing" is selected

Reported by steve | January 25th, 2018 @ 10:49 AM

macOS 10.13.3, GPG Suite 2090n

Behavior described below is currently expected. The fact that no verification is neccessary with the "Show typing" option enabled is a feature. However, we should enforce the password verification field always, independently of the fact wether typing is shows or hidden, in order to prevent typos. And as a result of that, users finding themselves unable to recover a password and use their key.

Reproduce

  1. change password for existing key
  2. unlock key by entering current pw in pinentry dialog 1
  3. enter new pw in pinentry dialog 2
  4. tick "show" option to show password

Currently

Repeat PW field can not be selected by clicking into field or tabbing.

Expected

Always enforce use of password verification field.

Comments and changes to this ticket

  • steve

    steve June 26th, 2019 @ 04:05 PM

    • Title changed from “enorce password verification usage (even when "Show typing" is selected” to “enorce password verification usage, even when "Show typing" is selected”

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