PinePhone Pin/password question
#1
It seems to me that when I try to change my password via the terminal, it also changes the PIN needed to unlock the phone, am I wrong? If so, how do you deal with a "complex" password?

Example:

PIN was, 12345 when I changed my password via passwd to "Ihatewindows" in the shell, the PIN 12345 no longer unlocks the phone.

Is there a better way to do this, or is it a limitation of m@bain?

Thanks,
Denis
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#2
(03-27-2021, 08:04 AM)dgdimick Wrote: It seems to me that when I try to change my password via the terminal, it also changes the PIN needed to unlock the phone, am I wrong? If so, how do you deal with a "complex" password?

Have you thought about using a SSH key?
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#3
you can disable password for ssh server and use key instead:
1. generate ssh key for ~/.ssh/authorized_keys
2. sudo nano /etc/ssh/sshd_config
3. uncomment and change to "PasswordAuthentication no"
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#4
(03-27-2021, 08:04 AM)dgdimick Wrote: ... is it a limitation of m@bain?

It is a limitation of phosh. The user password has to be digits only as the irksome security screen (that I wish I could get rid of) only provides a keyboard with digits!
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#5
(03-28-2021, 03:29 AM)dukla2000 Wrote:
(03-27-2021, 08:04 AM)dgdimick Wrote: ... is it a limitation of m@bain?

It is a limitation of phosh. The user password has to be digits only as the irksome security screen (that I wish I could get rid of) only provides a keyboard with digits!

I've found that if you hang a KB off of the phone it will allow you to connect to it before the PIN screen, however, I have not tried to us a complex password as a PIN. I reinstalled Phosh, and the latest didn't allow me to encrypt the file system.
I may have to try another disto, however, I've loaded so many applications it may not happen for a bit.
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