Closed Bug 543620 Opened 11 years ago Closed 1 year ago

Capture test accounts at ISPs (actual logins, email address, password), to allow testing the config

Categories

(Webtools :: ISPDB Server, enhancement)

enhancement
Not set
normal

Tracking

(Not tracked)

RESOLVED INACTIVE

People

(Reporter: BenB, Unassigned)

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Details

To test whether the config works, including authentication method and username form, we need to perform an actual login with real data (real emailaddress, and working password). The supplier of the config should provide those, e.g. a test account created specifically for this purpose, if possible. We'd keep this information secret, possibly in a separate database.

Automated ISPDB tests could use this information to periodically check the config. More importantly, we could use this information also for automated tests of Thunderbird, to check that Thunderbird can use the real ISP servers, so we'd immediately know when yahoo.de doesn't work with Thunderbird anymore, which would be very valueable for our protocol implementation changes.
I'm already collecting / creating logins for big freemail providers, and trying to build an xpcshell test for TB. I'll need some infra (e.g. a tinderbox) which is running them.
Summary: Capture actual logins (email address, password), to allow testing the config → Capture test accounts at ISPs (actual logins, email address, password), to allow testing the config
(In reply to comment #1)
> I'm already collecting / creating logins for big freemail providers, and trying
> to build an xpcshell test for TB. I'll need some infra (e.g. a tinderbox) which
> is running them.

What's the plan to hide the passwords on those test accounts ?
The passwords wouldn't be public, but available to any credible project member and test server of the project.
Component: ispdb → ISPDB Server
Product: Mozilla Messaging → Webtools
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 1 year ago
Resolution: --- → INACTIVE
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