Opened 6 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

#9988 closed bug (fixed)

[Trac] Changing forgotten password won't work

Reported by: zzzzz Owned by: nielx
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: Website/Trac Version:
Keywords: password change Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Has a Patch: no Platform: All

Description

I wanted to change password for Trac when I was away from my home PC. I tried to use 'forgot your password?' link on the haiku's trac site. The multiple emails were sent with 'changed passwords', but I still couldn't log in, no matter if copied and pasted or typed in manually.

On the Haiku IRC channel I was advised to email mmadia about it as it was said to be recurrent issue. I sent an email to mmadia, but for no avail. When I was back home it appeared that the trac's password was not changed at all, in spite of automatic emails sent, because old password cached in web browser is still valid.

Change History (3)

comment:1 by nielx, 6 years ago

Owner: changed from haiku-web to nielx
Status: newin-progress

I have figured out the problem: when one does a password reset the temporary password is saved to a special 'store' (a special space in the database). This is done so that the owner of the account can still log in under the old password in case the password was requested by someone else. However, this special store is not called because we do not use web forms but browser authentication.

I have come up with a way to alter this but I will have to work this out first.

comment:2 by zzzzz, 5 years ago

as of 2014-08-07 it seems to be ok. Just successfully reset the password, so the ticket could be closed. Thank You.

comment:3 by nielx, 5 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: in-progressclosed
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