How do you use small/simple passwords?

Asked by jook on 2009-10-09

When adding a new user in Kubuntu Karmic Beta 1:
I give the user a 2 character password and it accepts it.
I leave all the password management items such as expiry date disabled.
When I try to log in as the new user KDe says that I have to change the password and it will not accept anything, but very strong passwords. I don’t want/need strong passwords for my kids.
I have tried enabling allow blank passwords, but it will not accept that either.

How do I force KDE to accept two character passwords and make it stop asking for a new password?

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jook
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2009-10-14
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2009-10-09

Open a terminal (look for the Terminal item into the main kde menu, i use Gnome so i can't be more precise): type or better copy and paste the rows, below, one row a time then press enter:

sudo -i

(when the system ask you a password give your user password, you will not see nothing when you type it, then press enter)

Then type:

passwd username

replace the "username" with real username and change the password

Hope this helps

Ahmadi Anouar (ahmadi-anouar) said : #2

What about 123456789 as a password?
It's not small but it's easy to be remembered by kids...

jook (jook-roberts) said : #3

Thanks Marco and Ahmadi.

I used both of your solutions. I added the password 123456789 to get the system to stop asking for a new password. Then I logged in as myself and used passwd kid's username to set their passwords to their initials. Bash doesn't care if I use two characters and it works when logging into KDE now.

Thanks.