PIN to login

Write suggestions and new ideas in here
More ideas here http://community.linuxmint.com/idea/welcome
Forum rules
  • Only post ideas here that are specifically about the Linux Mint distribution or its websites.
  • So that developers and users from any distribution can discuss ideas in one place, post ideas about improving software to the collaboration website for that software instead.
Post Reply
re4397
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 33
Joined: Mon Jul 06, 2009 2:29 pm
Location: Brasil

PIN to login

Post by re4397 » Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:10 pm

I just want that the linuxmint communit add a option to use a pin code to login the system and stay with the root and users passwords. Like windows 10.

User avatar
Pjotr
Level 20
Level 20
Posts: 10882
Joined: Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:18 am
Location: The Netherlands (Holland)
Contact:

Re: PIN to login

Post by Pjotr » Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:20 pm

re4397 wrote:I just want that the linuxmint communit add a option to use a pin code to login the system and stay with the root and users passwords. Like windows 10.
Good heavens, no. :shock:
Tip: 10 things to do after installing Linux Mint 19 Tara
Keep your Linux Mint healthy: Avoid these 10 fatal mistakes
Twitter: twitter.com/easylinuxtips
All in all, horse sense simply makes sense.

User avatar
JerryF
Level 10
Level 10
Posts: 3012
Joined: Mon Jun 08, 2015 1:23 pm
Location: Rhode Island, USA

Re: PIN to login

Post by JerryF » Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:57 pm

re4397 wrote:I just want that the linuxmint communit add a option to use a pin code to login the system and stay with the root and users passwords. Like windows 10.
I'm pretty sure that to use a PIN option requires using a Microsoft Account. I have Windows 10 at work and I set up my account as a Local Account and using a PIN option is not available.

In Mint, having to set up an "account" of any kind just to use a PIN option sounds like it would adding complexity where it's not needed.

How about changing your password to a PIN? When I installed Mint, it asked what password I wanted and I used a PIN as my password.
IF your problem has been solved, please edit your original post and add [SOLVED] to the beginning of the Subject Line. It helps other members.

User avatar
PeterRJG
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 32
Joined: Mon Dec 14, 2009 8:00 am

Re: PIN to login

Post by PeterRJG » Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:23 pm

Plus, Microsoft seemingly balls it up when an update happens.
https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Fo ... w2014Setup

Post Reply

Return to “Suggestions & New Ideas”