On Sun, 20 Nov 2016 14:36:54 -0600
Michael Catanzaro <mcatanzaro(a)gnome.org> wrote:
On Sun, 2016-11-20 at 12:29 -0700, Kevin Fenzi wrote:
> One question: So, 6 months is long enough for you to use a longer
> passphrase, but 1 week is not. Where is the line?
I don't know. 6 months seemed good to me. What is the security goal
Well, this same ticket will hopefully be used to sign you into various
Fedora Infrastructure websites too at some point, so 6 months is way
too long for that IMHO.
> and Two suggestions:
> 1. Use a password manager? I recommend 'pass' it's quite simple,
> uses gpg and files in a git repo. Then you fas password is just a
> 'pass -c fas' away.
I already use seahorse because I use Fedora Workstation. There's
absolutely no way to use different passwords for different services
without a password manager, so good thing it's built-in to our
desktop. Does this new system have secret service integration? (I
Sure, use whatever you like. pass uses gpg, so if you are using
gnome-keyring it can cache your passphrase for you, but not sure what
other integration you mean.
> 2. Use a passphrase you can remember. Isn't:
> My FAS password is long, but I can always, always remember it.!
> easier to remember than some
I can't type half that many worlds without a typo or two, so that's
going to be frustarting. ;) Why would somebody want to type that long
thing rather than "2016sucked"?
Because it's much easier to remember and its much less easy to crack.
You just typed this email without (at least any that I saw) typos. ;)
Anyway, from 3 minutes of looking into Kerberos it's not clear to
whether password strength is actually important, and it is clear I'm
not qualified to write about it, so I'll shut up now.
I'll stop here too. ;)