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    Short passcode ONLY for lock screen

    Iíve been using windows for a long time and itís really hectic for me to type in my whole password again and again at the lock screen, please instruct me how to change it ONLY for the lock screen to a 4-6 digit passcode. Since Iím new to this, please tell me the exact command line statements and please do not forward already posted answers, Iíve seen everythimg and none of it has been straight forward.

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    Re: Short passcode ONLY for lock screen

    The lock screen is tied to the Unix password.
    You can disable the lock screen or have a longer delay before it locks, but I've never seen any method to skip entering a password tied to the userid.

    But I could be wrong. I am just an egg too.

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    Re: Short passcode ONLY for lock screen

    I found a solution that worked for me at https://askubuntu.com/questions/1804...t522410_180428

    I hope it works for you as well!

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    Re: Short passcode ONLY for lock screen

    Quote Originally Posted by namangupta View Post
    I found a solution that worked for me at https://askubuntu.com/questions/1804...t522410_180428

    I hope it works for you as well!
    It's your thread, you can mark it as solved then:
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    Re: Short passcode ONLY for lock screen

    Quote Originally Posted by namangupta View Post
    I found a solution that worked for me at https://askubuntu.com/questions/1804...t522410_180428

    I hope it works for you as well!
    Those solutions don't actually do what the OP requests. The full Linux password is what that link handles, not just the screen lock.

    But if it works, fine.

    Having a short password can be a very dangerous thing for a networked computer. Remote access is possible and a weak/short password is a huge liability for attacks on the network. But is it possible to use firewall rules to restrict access to the system to mitigate most of those attacks.

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    Re: Short passcode ONLY for lock screen

    Changing the screenlocker password from the UNIX one to another one is probably is good security feature, as long as it is not too easy to find out. At least, something as long as your UNIX password is better, even if it is easier or handier to type. The lesser you have to type your UNIX password, the more secure you'll be.

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