Last Comment Bug 355319 - Need a markup widget to clear HTTP credentials
: Need a markup widget to clear HTTP credentials
Status: NEW
Product: Firefox
Classification: Client Software
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Assigned To: Robert Sayre
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Reported: 2006-10-03 19:13 PDT by Robert Sayre
Modified: 2016-02-01 17:22 PST (History)
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Description User image Robert Sayre 2006-10-03 19:13:22 PDT
HTTP authentication should have a "Log Out" button, so that credentials are no longer automatically sent to URIs in the protection space.

This should be a button of some kind.
Comment 1 User image Adam Guthrie 2006-10-03 21:03:03 PDT
You can do this with Clear Private Data, but that's not exactly easy to get to.
Comment 2 User image Mark Nottingham 2006-10-16 22:34:37 PDT
A browser widget, or an in-markup widget? Both?
Comment 3 User image Robert Sayre 2006-10-17 16:29:25 PDT
OK, the preliminary plan is to do an XBL thing, and see how that goes. It should get the backend in shape.
Comment 4 User image :Gijs 2016-01-29 03:32:23 PST
Dolske, do you have context for what this bug wants to do and if it's still relevant, and/or should we just close as incomplete/wontfix at this point?
Comment 5 User image Justin Dolske [:Dolske] 2016-02-01 17:22:59 PST
I assume this bug is asking for a site-specific logout mechanism. You can clear the browser's entire HTTP auth cache for a session (comment 1), but can't selectively log out from a web site.

Given that browsers have basically worked this way forever, I don't think this is likely to be prioritized any time soon.

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