Can't log in to Flickr

Bug #1299659 reported by hackel on 2014-03-30
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Online Accounts: Account plugins
Alberto Mardegan
account-plugins (Ubuntu)
Robert Bruce Park

Bug Description

When I try to add a new Flickr account, I am able to successfully log in, however it just redirects to the home page of Flickr's mobile site, instead of asking to grant access to the application, so the OAuth key is never obtained.

account-plugin-flickr 0.11+14.04.20140325-0ubuntu1

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Alberto Mardegan (mardy) wrote :

Thanks for reporting this bug! I can confirm it, unfortunately the flickr authentication doesn't work any more. We'll work on a fix.

Changed in account-plugins:
assignee: nobody → Alberto Mardegan (mardy)
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Critical
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in account-plugins (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package account-plugins - 0.11+14.04.20140409.1-0ubuntu1

account-plugins (0.11+14.04.20140409.1-0ubuntu1) trusty; urgency=low

  [ Ubuntu daily release ]
  * New rebuild forced

  [ Alberto Mardegan ]
  * Use new Canonical-owned facebook application key (LP: #1304798)

  [ David Barth ]
  * This change is to fix the maintainer scripts for the flickr
    settings. It mostly undoes the changes of
    plugins/lp1299659/+merge/213415 which are considered dangerous. (LP:

account-plugins (0.11+14.04.20140401-0ubuntu1) trusty; urgency=low

  [ Ubuntu daily release ]
  * New rebuild forced

  [ Alberto Mardegan ]
  * Restore the ability to create flickr accounts. This has the
    unfortunate side-effect of re-opening bug 1041744, by making the
    unsupported "login with Facebook" and "login with Google" buttons
    visible again, but that's a necessary evil. (LP: #1041744, #1299659)
 -- Ubuntu daily release <email address hidden> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 17:58:25 +0000

Changed in account-plugins (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Alberto Mardegan (mardy) on 2014-04-10
Changed in account-plugins:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Changed in account-plugins (Ubuntu Saucy):
assignee: nobody → Robert Bruce Park (robru)
status: New → In Progress
Robert Bruce Park (robru) wrote :

It seems the flickr problem has gone away by itself. I just tested a fresh unpatched saucy in a VM and I was able to register a flickr account no problem. Can anybody confirm?

Changed in account-plugins (Ubuntu Saucy):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
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