I have a login/password on netbeans.org. When I get to the site, I can login using the available form. This login allows me to use the bugzilla for netbeans, much like here. However, I've noticed recently that when I try to create a new issue for netbeans, Mozilla seems to @forget" my credentials. I login but when I want to file a bug report, it asks me to login again. No matter what I do, I can't get passed the login screen to file a report. I have also noticed this with another private site. On that site, whenever I try to access a page, I am sent back to the login page where I reenter my ID password and then I get access to the page I want. And I have to repeat the process in order to access most pages on the site. I don't see that behaviour with Netscape 6.2 and I also didn't use to see this with earlier versions of the Lizard. I'm not sure exactly when this started happening.
-> password manager for triage
Assignee: Matti → morse
Component: Browser-General → Password Manager
QA Contact: imajes-qa → tpreston
Can you give a step-by-step sequence for reproducing this problem starting with a fresh profile.
Hmmm, a fresh profile will require a bit of time. How do I create a fresh profile?
IMHO, it's not a password manager problem, since the reporter manually fills in his credentials... the password manager does not play a role in this. Laurent Duperval, check in Preferences that Mozilla can accept cookies. It's also a possibility that the site itself doesn't allow you to save your login session-to-session... does the login form have a checkbox like "autologin" or "save password"? If not, I suggest that you go into Preferences, and configure Mozilla to prompt you for every cookie that a site wants to save. When you log in to Netbeans (or any other site), look at the cookie's details and note its expiration date. Check to see whether it's something like "End of session" or within the next few hours... I've never seen Mozilla's cookie prompt, so I can't be more specific.
Ok, I think I found it. In my preferences, the cookies were only being allowed if they originated from the same server. By changing that to all cookies, the problem went away. Is it possible to have a warning when a cookie is coming from a different server? Also, I notice that the prompt gives less information than it used to (either in Netscape or earlier versions of Mozilla you got the name of the cookie and its expiration date). Can an option be added to specify more or less verbosity?
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
> Also, I notice that the prompt gives less information than it used to > (either in Netscape or earlier versions of Mozilla you got the name of the > cookie and its expiration date). Not true. Mozilla has never given this information in the cookie warning box.
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