User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.3b) Gecko/20030122 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.3b) Gecko/20030122 I have access to https://logs.nextra.sk/ with username and password. if I try to enter directory /www.nextra.sk/ in that host, my login will be rejected (i am not allowed to access that directory) my password is rejected and mozilla fimediately forgets it. However i do have access to another directories with this username and password. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. set up passworded directory in HTTP area which requires username and password 2. log in to that directory, tell mozilla to save the username/password. 3. set up subdirectory in directory above which rejects the username and password 4. go to that subdirectory in mozilla Actual Results: the password remembered and stored in step 2. will be forgot in step 4. although it still allows access to first directory. Expected Results: mozilla should ask if user wants to forget the password, and probably ask for another one and try to use that.
Mozilla should just forget a password if it's incorrect... But that should only be the case for the one authentication domain. Does that site put directories with _different_ permissions in the _same_ authentication domain? If so, that seems like a major bug in the site to me...
That might be the problem, I will check it.
*** Bug 195163 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
It appears that different authentification domain was used. adding new authentification domain to /www.nextra.sk/ helped. However, now, with mozilla-1.5, the behaviour changed: I use the same username/password for accessing https://logs.nextra.sk/ and subdirectories of it (different authentification domains), e.g. mentiones /www.nextra.sk/. The password(s) used are the same, however after entering password for /www.nextra.sk/, mozilla is unable to remember the password for / (even if it's the same - mozilla probably doesn't check it at all), and even if I enter (the same) username and password for /, and check 'remember password' button, mozilla does not remember it and keeps repeatedly asking for it. What I want to do: create web https://logs.nextra.sk/ and have subdirectories in the it. Users will be defined, each should have one login/password, but access to different subdirectories. If you find such configuracion invalid, just tell me, however i don't think so and think that mozilla could remember username+password for directory and try the same for subdirectories of it.
OOOPS! my mistake. When entered the same username and password, it worked. Now there is just one question - if we have one username and password for a webserver in one authentication domain, whether to try the same for other authentication domains. Since authentication domains are not hierarchical (we can't tell which belongs to / and which to /www.nextra.sk/), the answer is probably NO and this problem is resolved.
it looks like everything here is ok now (the password manager was designed to work at the host level rather than domain) resolving INVALID -- not a Mozilla bug
I agree. The problem was in incorrect configuration, the same auth domain with different access rights. The issue is in HTTP, not in mozilla, and even if many people may have problem with it, mozilla can't do anything with it.