Lish web console, cannot type password
Problem: I'm trying to confirm a fingerprint with Lish. Whenever I type in an username in the Lish web console I get asked to put in the password (so far so good). Now I try to type in a password, but it isn't showing anything on the screen. Any key I press is not shown or registered. Is this a bug?
Some extra info:
I've been following the getting started guide. The only difference is, is that I used ubuntu 18.04.
I'm on a windows, so I installed Putty (guide).
I'm following this guide to verify the fingerprint.
What Woet said. That’s by default a security feature of Linux. You can always join the Linode IRC channel for questions too.
Hey there! Welcome to the Linode Community.
There are two modes in a Linux terminal (which PuTTy emulates): echo on (in which a user's input is shown), and echo off. When entering a password, your terminal is in 'echo off' mode.
As for why Linux decides to handle passwords this way, the two answers above are basically the long and short of it -- by not showing asterisks, those looking at your screen can't even see the length of your password.