failed attempt at proxy authentication clears username




15 years ago
10 years ago


(Reporter: m.shvetsoff, Assigned: bryner)


Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)




15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040626 Firefox/0.9.1
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040626 Firefox/0.9.1

Basically, when the prompt comes up for entering in the username and password
for authenticating with the proxy, if the attempt fails (ie wrong password or
username) when the prompt comes back up the username field has been cleared.  It
would be nice if the username was kept, that way if the password was wrong, you
only need to re-enter the password instead of both the password and username.

In the same vein, in relation to bug reports 251719 and 230190, it might be nice
if the username field is filled out with the previous username entered (ie the
last username entered the last time the prompt appeared).  This again would save
repeated entries of this field, while still enforcing security by requiring a

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. When using an authenticating proxy, supply the wrong username and password
and wait for the prompt to reappear.
Actual Results:  
Empty prompt fields.

Expected Results:  
Username filled out with previous username entered.
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Last Resolved: 13 years ago
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