snap logout and snap login with same account creates new user

Bug #1860102 reported by John Lenton on 2020-01-17
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Samuele Pedroni

Bug Description

If you're logged in to snapd, and thus have a snapd user id, and do a 'snap logout' followed by a 'snap login' using the same u1 account, you'll get a new user id.

This means refreshes that would've tried to use the old user id will be done with id 0 instead, meaning private snaps won't get refreshed.

This becomes a problem when trying to interact with a snapd with expired macaroons, which results in a rather opaque "invalid credentials" that might drive the user to log out and back in.

This is mitigated somewhat by the fact that the user could instead just do a 'snap login' again instead, but that is not necessarily obvious.

Changed in snapd:
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged
assignee: nobody → Samuele Pedroni (pedronis)
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