Open Bug 117592 Opened 19 years ago Updated 5 years ago

Automatically log into sites for which the name/password is stored (HTTP Basic Auth)

Categories

(SeaMonkey :: Passwords & Permissions, enhancement)

enhancement
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normal

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(Not tracked)

People

(Reporter: matt, Unassigned)

References

Details

(Whiteboard: [p-safari])

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For pages where authentication is done via the "old school", pop up a dialog
method, rather than with forms and cookies, there should be an option to
automatically log in if the name/password pair is stored with the password
manager.
Reporter, would bug 108166 solve this for you?
Assignee: darin → morse
Component: Networking: HTTP → Password Manager
QA Contact: tever → tpreston
No, this is not related to bug 108166.  That bug has to do with the dialog you 
get if there is more than one username stored for the site.  This bug has to do 
with the dialog that appears when the site does http authentication.  At least 
that's my understanding of what the reporter is saying.
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Target Milestone: --- → Future
Stpehen is correct: I want to automatically log into sites with http
authentication, regardless of wether or not I have multiple user names for
that site.
Summary: [RFE] Automatically log into sites for which the name/password is stored → [RFE] Automatically log into sites for which the name/password is stored (HTTP Basic Auth)
Reassigning to new module owner.
Assignee: morse → dveditz
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
I think Darin would be a more appropriate owner for this feature request
Assignee: dveditz → darin
Ability to autofill the user/pass boxes, but allow user to select which login to
send.  

for websites like:
http://swirve.com/login.asp
Attached image prefill.jpg
Regarding comment 6 , probably the url is outdated, because it is not the same
as what the reporter is asking for.

See attachement prefill.jpg
As it stands now, mozilla would prefill the http authentication popup, but you
still have to click ok to enter. What the reporter is asking for is an option
to silently login.

I propose that a checkbox "do not ask me again" be added below the current
checkbox. If both are checked, silently login in the future.

Regarding concerns that someone may accidently opt for silent login, and then
wishes to login using an alternate password - well, they can view saved
passwords and delete. That would disable silent login.

If my employer were to ever switch to mozilla, they would _pay_ to have this
fixed. With 3 authentication prompts each time you visit an intranet site,
ability to silently login (present in IE) is invaluable.
Same bug for Firebird: bug 223636
Summary: [RFE] Automatically log into sites for which the name/password is stored (HTTP Basic Auth) → Automatically log into sites for which the name/password is stored (HTTP Basic Auth)
Product: Browser → Seamonkey
Whiteboard: [p-safari]
Assignee: darin → dveditz
QA Contact: tpreston
Target Milestone: Future → ---
MASS-CHANGE:
This bug report is registered in the SeaMonkey product, but has been without a comment since the inception of the SeaMonkey project. This means that it was logged against the old Mozilla suite and we cannot determine that it's still valid for the current SeaMonkey suite. Because of this, we are setting it to an UNCONFIRMED state.

If you can confirm that this report still applies to current SeaMonkey 2.x nightly builds, please set it back to the NEW state along with a comment on how you reproduced it on what Build ID, or if it's an enhancement request, why it's still worth implementing and in what way.
If you can confirm that the report doesn't apply to current SeaMonkey 2.x nightly builds, please set it to the appropriate RESOLVED state (WORKSFORME, INVALID, WONTFIX, or similar).
If no action happens within the next few months, we move this bug report to an EXPIRED state.

Query tag for this change: mass-UNCONFIRM-20090614
Status: NEW → UNCONFIRMED
No longer blocks: 248903
This is a valid enhancement request that still applies to SeaMonkey 2.x
Assignee: dveditz → nobody
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
QA Contact: privacy
Would this involve the complete login to the account or merely filling in the user ID and password?  If the former, I see a problem.  

I already have an account with a user ID and password.  I want to setup a second account with a new user ID and a new password.  How would I prevent the automatic login to the older account so that I can setup the newer account?
(In reply to David E. Ross from comment #11)
> Would this involve the complete login to the account or merely filling in
> the user ID and password?  If the former, I see a problem.  
> 
> I already have an account with a user ID and password.  I want to setup a
> second account with a new user ID and a new password.  How would I prevent
> the automatic login to the older account so that I can setup the newer
> account?

A logout command would be useful, both with and without automatic logins.
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