From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:0.9.5) Gecko/20011011 BuildID: 2001101117 I have access to a news server which will give me different levels of use depending on whether I use a username/password. If I use no username or password, it will allow me to log in to the news server, but not to list or access any groups. To do this, I need to log in with my username/password. Mozilla will not allow me to enter a username/password for this news server, as it detects that it can log in without a u/p, and hence will not allow me to access any groups. Netscape (4.76, Win2k) has an option if you right-click on the news server you are interested in - it allows you to choose from two radio buttons - always ask for a username/password, and ask for a username/password when necessary. Mozilla appears to default to the second option without giving the ability to change this. I have asked in the #mozilla chat channel, and other users are unable to find an option to change this - this suggests it doesn't apply merely to the Windows version, but I cannot confirm this absolutely. I have checked with another newsreader (Free Agent) which allows me to specify a username/password or not - when I do, it asks for one and works perfectly. When I don't specify a u/p in Free Agent, it replicates the activity of Mozilla - logs in but lists no groups. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: Not really 'reproducable', the option simply appears not to exist anywhere in the UI.
Stephen, do you know of a bug which covers this case already?
Yes, it's called 'Pushed Authentication', and is fixed via prefs, but currently has no UI yet. Bug 39862. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 39862 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
*** Bug 131598 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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