LightDM - invisible password

Asked by Marko Hensel on 2013-05-29

Hello all together,

could anybody tell me, how can I make the Point of the Password invisible? With the KDM it was possible in the Config-File with the "EchoPasswd=false". I tried this in the Config-File of LightDM but successless.

I hope, you understand my Question.

yours sincerely


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Robert Ancell (robert-ancell) said : #1

This is controlled in the greeter. PAM requests a password to be entered, and this is passed by LightDM to the greeter. It is up to the greeter to decide how to display this.


You mean, I can't make the Password invisible, so that nobody can see, how long is my password?

Or how can I do this?

"EchoPassword" is not the true command...

Robert Ancell (robert-ancell) said : #3

I mean you can't do this in LightDM, but it could be implemented in a greeter. You need to contact the authors of the greeter you are using (e.g. Unity Greeter, LightDM KDE etc).

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