[WSL 1903] - Skip Password/login into WSL.EXE?

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by MrChris, Apr 3, 2019.

  1. MrChris

    MrChris MDL Addicted

    Jun 23, 2007
    So I noticed this odd behavior when I installed Ubuntu from Microsoft store and when I run wsl.exe it opens a cli bash shell login prompt asking for the password for the ubuntu user I created when I installed it (this is normal and expected). If I hit CTRL+C 4 or 5 times it just logs in as the user with write permissions to the ubuntu user home folder. I didnt check other folders. Not sure if this is only an issue in 1903 or Ubuntu alone or not.

    Is this behavior expected or normal? why ask for a login if you can just skip the password?