Opened 10 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

#4958 closed bug (invalid)

Login link doesn't open login page anymore

Reported by: idefix Owned by: haiku-web
Priority: normal Milestone: R1
Component: Website/Trac Version: R1/alpha1
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Has a Patch: no Platform: All

Description

Since the recent movement of Trac, you now aren't taken to a login page when clicking the login link. A browser-popup shows instead, asking you for your server credentials. There are some problems with this:

  • my browser's (Opera) password manager won't work anymore
  • the popup blocks the rest of the browser window
  • when you logout and then click the login link again, you won't be asked for a password, but you're immediately logged in instead

Change History (2)

comment:1 by bonefish, 10 years ago

Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

That's a side-effect of using http-digest authentication instead of sending plain text passwords to the server. The third point is probably a browser feature and it might be possible to configure it.

comment:2 by mmadia, 10 years ago

To add two additional tidbits: Exiting the browser will clear the authentication cache, requiring the user to re-login. Also, http-digest has stronger security than the previous method which transmitted the user's password as plain-text.

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