UI for logging out of sites using HTTP authentication/phishing attack preventer

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Firefox
Menus
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enhancement
UNCONFIRMED
12 years ago
a year ago

People

(Reporter: dolphinling, Unassigned)

Tracking

(Depends on: 1 bug)

Trunk
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Dependency tree / graph

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Description

12 years ago
Bug 55181 gave the ability to log out of all sites using HTTP authentication,
Bug 260839 (in Core: Networking) is about making it possible for just one site,
this bug is about having a good UI for doing so.

I described at http://dolphinling.net/firefox/httpauthui what I think is a good
UI for logging out of websites using HTTP authentication. I've gotten a few
positive comments on it, so I'm hoping it can get into Firefox.

A short description (a more detailed one is in the link above): 

When someone logs into a website using HTTP auth, the username is displayed in
the right side of the address bar, in some visually distinct way (like having a
box around it). When this box is clicked (or right clicked, or tabbed to + enter
for accessibility) a menu is displayed, with an option to log out. 

This is intuitive and discoverable but not intrusive, and hopefully therefore
good UI. 

It also has the added benefit that it can help prevent phishing attacks of the
form http://www.somebank.com@evilphishingsite.net/, since www.somebank.com is
moved away and all that's displayed in the normal location for URLs is
http://evilphishingsite.net/.

P.S. Please no comments about 300000th bug. It's a legitimate bug and discussion
should be on topic. As gerv said
(http://weblogs.mozillazine.org/gerv/archives/007616.html) "Let's party
somewhere more fun :-)"
Component: General → Menus
Depends on: 55181, 260839
QA Contact: general → menus
Version: unspecified → Trunk

Updated

9 years ago
Duplicate of this bug: 480364

Updated

7 years ago
Duplicate of this bug: 540516

Updated

2 years ago
See Also: → bug 1203030
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