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bug #48720: Cannot unlock screen running as a user without password

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Mon 08 Aug 2016 02:35:05 AM UTC  
Category:  User Interface Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Status:  Need Discussion
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open Release:  4.0.3
Fixed Release:  None Planned Release:  None
Work Required:  None

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  Spam posted by bitman
Tue 16 Aug 2016 01:56:30 PM UTC, comment #1:

Interesting, but in this case, for example, OpenSSH will also ask you for the password again and again, i.e. you can't login by pressing Enter for passwordless accounts.

I think we need discussion.
My opinion - we don't need to change something here.

Alexander Naumov <anaumov>
Project Administrator
Mon 08 Aug 2016 02:35:05 AM UTC, original submission:

If a user with no password locks a screen session by pressing Ctrl + A and X, there's no proper way to unlock the session.

Steps to reproduce.
1. Make a user for test.
2. Remove the password from the new user with command: passwd -d [user]
3. Change(login) to the user.
4. run: screen
5. Press Control + A and then X to lock the session.

What happens:
The session locks, seems okay. However, typing Enter doesn't unlock the session despite the fact that there's no password for the user.

What should happen:
Pressing Enter key should just unlock the session. Or the session should not lock at all.



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