Shouldn't have to reenter the auth password every time in LDAP search



MailNews Core
LDAP Integration
16 years ago
4 years ago


(Reporter: Tom Mraz, Unassigned)


(Blocks: 1 bug)

Bug Flags:
wanted-thunderbird3 -

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)




16 years ago
When I perform the LDAP search using the dialog or when I use the LDAP for
autocomplete I have to reenter the auth password every time.

If I don't want to save the password - leave the checkbox unchecked, it opens
the auth dialog every time I try to search for address. This is really annoying.
I think that the password should be remebered for the session as it is remebered
for example for POP3 authentication.

Comment 1

16 years ago
Taking; this problem should go away once we move to nsILDAPService.

Comment 2

16 years ago
OK, really taking this time.
Assignee: srilatha → dmose


16 years ago
OS: Linux → All
Priority: -- → P4
Hardware: PC → All
Target Milestone: --- → Future


16 years ago
QA Contact: yulian → gchan

Comment 3

16 years ago
The auth dialogue opens for me even if I do say to save the password.  (Windows,
Mac and solaris 1.1x+ builds (through 3b).  Is the password manager incapable of
handling ldap?

Comment 4

15 years ago
I have just installed 1.4RC1 onto a windows box and have come across the same

Our LDAP server for addresses on site is an Exchange 2000 server. The LDAP
address server has been set-up to allow anonymous access for email address fields.

When I partially enter an address in the address field, my typing is interrupted
by a pop-up dialog asking me for the LDAP password. I tick the box for password
manager to remember my entry and then press carriage return to supply the null
password. Mozilla then displays the names returned from the LDAP query in the to

The really annoying thing is that although I can see that Password Manager has
stored this password, the next email that I send (in the same session) causes
the LDAP password request pop-up again.

Password Manager does not seem to work properly for the LDAP password dialog.

Comment 5

15 years ago
I am having the same first I thought that Mozilla cannot save a
blank password (anonymous auth) and was trying to add a password to LDAP 
Product: MailNews → Core


13 years ago
Component: MailNews: LDAP Integration → Address Book
Product: Core → Thunderbird
Target Milestone: Future → Thunderbird1.1


13 years ago
Component: Address Book → MailNews: LDAP Integration
Product: Thunderbird → Core
Target Milestone: Thunderbird1.1 → mozilla1.8beta3


13 years ago
Target Milestone: mozilla1.8beta3 → Future
Duplicate of this bug: 301578

Comment 7

11 years ago
Assigning bugs that I'm not actively working on back to nobody; use SearchForThis as a search term if you want to delete all related bugmail at once.
Assignee: dmose → nobody


10 years ago
QA Contact: grylchan → ldap-integration


10 years ago
Product: Core → MailNews Core
Duplicate of this bug: 499791

Comment 9

9 years ago
Not sure, how to take an attention, but I can happily reproduce this with thunderbird-3.0-3.9.b4.fc12.x86_64 (or maybe its a duplicate of bug 378323?).
Flags: wanted-thunderbird3?
Whilst this would be desirable, the core issues to fix this are too great especially with the release coming soon. Patches welcome but they are unlikely to make Thunderbird 3.
Flags: wanted-thunderbird3? → wanted-thunderbird3-

Comment 11

8 years ago
In Windows 2000 continues to lose the password.
Every time you compose a new message ... when you add a recipient from ldap is
to re-enter the password
Duplicate of this bug: 580324

Comment 13

7 years ago
Have there been any updates to this bug at all since 2002? I've recently configured LDAP for Thunderbird, but found out that this bug significantly impedes email composition.

Comment 14

7 years ago
Yup very annoying, needs resolving ASAP.


6 years ago
Blocks: 564148
I think this is fixed in general cause I saw it working in recent releases, but there is currently a regression tracked in bug 833971.
Mark, should we close this?
Flags: needinfo?(mbanner)
No, this is still a valid bug even when bug 833971 is fixed. iirc there's an issue where every time you open the compose window, you need to enter your password when autocompleting (assuming you're not saving it in the password manager).
Flags: needinfo?(mbanner)
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