[SailfishDevel] Developer mode: SSH config and devel-su

Bernd Wachter bernd.wachter at jolla.com
Tue Jan 14 12:32:24 UTC 2014

Graham Cobb <g+jolla at cobb.uk.net> writes:

> I would like to make a few changes to the login/auth setup for developer
> mode on my phone, to make it more similar to the other embedded devices
> I hack on.
> Does anyone see any problem with doing the following:
> 1) Put an authorized key in /home/nemo/.ssh and set
> "PasswordAuthentication no" in sshd_config.  Remote SSH access would
> then require using the right key.
> 2) Set "PermitRootLogin no" in sshd_config.  This disables direct SSH
> access to the root account (allowing me to safely do the following step).

We prepared something to enable that long time ago, but didn't have time
to take it into use. It'll be possible with an update soonish.

> I must admit I do not like the fact that the developer mode password is
> displayed in the settings.  I realise that anyone with physical access
> to the phone can get root access but I would prefer it to be a tiny bit
> harder than just looking at the password in the settings.

The developer mode password is only displayed in settings if you
generate a random password. If you set a custom password it's not shown


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