NTLM not supported in epiphany-webkit

Bug #290328 reported by Jerome Haltom on 2008-10-28
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Epiphany Browser
epiphany-browser (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: epiphany-browser

The epiphany-webkit package does not support NTLM or SPNEGO authentication methods. These should be enabled, if possible.

Um. Launchpad won't let me submit this bug unless I attach a file. Which is silly. So I'm attaching some random small file in my ~.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: amd64
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.10
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/epiphany-webkit
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: epiphany-webkit 2.24.1-0ubuntu1
SourcePackage: epiphany-browser
Uname: Linux 2.6.27-7-generic x86_64

Jerome Haltom (wasabi) wrote :
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report, not sure what ntlm and spnego are but that seems an upstream issue, letting somebody who has a clue about those sending the bug to bugzilla.gnome.org

How did you open your bug? It's weird that you had to add a file to open one

Changed in epiphany-browser:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
importance: Undecided → Low
Jerome Haltom (wasabi) wrote :

I suspect it's just a missing feature in whatever HTTP backend that is enabled in the webkit code. They are authentication methods beyond Basic.

NTLM is for Windows networks. It's a challenge/response method for doing integrated domain authentication (the web page automatically know who you are by virtue of you being logged into your machine with a given user). SPNEGO is the Negotiate HTTP header authetnication method, which is LIKE NTLM (developed by MS) but supports GSSAPI authentication, that is, Kerberos. Used in Windows networks beyond 2000, as well as any well configured Unix network (that uses Kerberos.)

Gecko supports both of them in Epiphany and Firefox.

Artur Rona (ari-tczew) on 2009-08-20
affects: epiphany-browser (Ubuntu) → epiphany-webkit (Ubuntu)
Reinhard Tartler (siretart) wrote :

I can confirm this bug.

affects: epiphany-webkit (Ubuntu) → epiphany-browser (Ubuntu)
Changed in epiphany-browser (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Reinhard Tartler (siretart) wrote :

btw, I strongly disagree with the severity of 'low'. For all people that need to connect to kerberos secured website, this feature is essential. And ususally these websites are rather important for these users.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

the default ubuntu browser is firefox so options are there to deal with bugs there until fix those or to stop shipping the software in ubuntu since you think it's too buggy

Changed in epiphany-browser (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

you can also work on the issue and send a patch if you want it to be fixed in karmic

Changed in epiphany-browser:
status: Unknown → New
Changed in epiphany-browser:
importance: Unknown → Medium
Changed in epiphany-browser:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in epiphany-browser:
importance: Medium → Wishlist
Changed in epiphany-browser:
status: Confirmed → Expired
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