[Mageia-sysadm] Can't reset forgotten password

Romain d'Alverny rdalverny at gmail.com
Sat Jun 30 12:16:46 CEST 2012

On Sat, Jun 30, 2012 at 12:03 PM, Marja van Waes <marja11 at xs4all.nl> wrote:
> On 30/06/2012 10:47, Yuri Myasoedov wrote:
>> "Privileged accounts may not recover passwords via this mechanism"
> OK, I didn't know this.
> In which way is your account privileged?

Yuri likely has commit rights.

There's been a discussion at the very beginning about that, and the
choice had been made that: "classic" users would be able to reset
their password directly, however contributors with commit access would
need a manual reset from a sysadmin (another point of view was that
it's a boring, unnecessary blocking task, but no one could provide a
working solution satisfying both sides at the time).

I'll update the error message to "Privileged accounts may not recover
passwords via this mechanism: please get in touch with a member of
sysadmin team (#mageia-sysadm on IRC).". That's just a little bit more
informative but it could certainly be better.

So, as to get your password reset, you'd need a direct contact from a
sysadmin here or on IRC. Anyone?

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