Security issue amahi admin password is not recognising anything longer then 8 characters
using fedora f12 dvd install only.
root password is ALWAYS secure.
when doing a fedora 12 install you must create a user / password. This is also secure until your first HDA login.
the moment you type in HDA you MUST change the amahi user password. From this moment on this password
is not using more the 8 characters.
for example ...
if your password for the Amahi admin user is temporarY123
before you type HDA initially you must use the full password.
The moment you type HDA and change your password all of the following is acceptable.
all 4 of the above passwords are acceptable to log me into the amahi admin username.
this includes the local desktop if i am not running headless
ssh using putty etc
or of course the hda webpage / setup etc.
again root pass is always secure
My guess is whatever script is collecting the old password and creating the new password is for some
reason set to truncate anything after 8 characters.
i have done at least 5 installs and this is repeatable everytime.
i have tried a yum update and nothing changed in this behavior.
since the express cd install does not require the username creation i assume it is not involved in this bug, but i have not tested.
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