When querying LDAP servers that allow anonymous bind, password dialog box continues to appear.



MailNews Core
LDAP Integration
14 years ago
10 years ago


(Reporter: Mark Levitt, Assigned: (not reading, please use seth@sspitzer.org instead))


Windows XP

Firefox Tracking Flags

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14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040113
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040113

When querying LDAP servers that allow anonymous bind, password dialog box
continues to appear. Leaving the password empty allows the query to succed, but
the next time you compose a message, password dialog reappers. 

Checking "remember password" does not save the empty password.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
Test case:
Configure a connection to an LDAP address book that allows anonymous (empty
password) access. 

Open a compose window and start typing a name.

Password dialog appears. Check "Use Password Manager to remember this password"

Click OK to submit an empty password. 

Lookup succeds. 

Close Compose window.

Open a new Compose window and start typing a name.

Actual Results:  
Actual result:
A password dialog box appears.

It seems that it is not able to save the fact that the LDAP server doesn't need
a password.


Expected Results:  
Expected Result
Lookup succeds without prompting for a password.

Comment 1

14 years ago
Thunderbird behaves the same way. Should I open another bug against Thunderbird?

Comment 2

14 years ago
Yep, seeing this too (Thunderbird 0.8 on FreeBSD).

Base DN = OU=people,DC=<you can guess the rest>
Bind DN = CN=anon (no OU/DC etc)

LDAP server is Sun One (or Java Enterprise, or iPlanet, or whatever it's called
this month) Directory Server on Solaris 2.8.

Thunderbird ia happy to accept empty password in the LDAP auth dialog box, but
refuses to store said empty passd when I select "Remember this".  Also doesn't
remember the auth PW for the rest of the session so I hit Enter everty time I
type an address in the compose window.
Product: MailNews → Core

Comment 3

14 years ago
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Last Resolved: 13 years ago
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