unable to save login details for web UI

Bug #415484 reported by Chris Jones on 2009-08-18
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Eucalyptus
Confirmed
Wishlist
Dmitrii Zagorodnov
eucalyptus (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Unassigned

Bug Description

Perhaps because the login form is generated by Javascript, Firefox never prompts me to save my username/password for the Eucalyptus web UI. I would quite like to be able to do so!

Chris Jones (cmsj) on 2009-08-18
Changed in eucalyptus (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Changed in eucalyptus:
assignee: nobody → Dmitrii Zagorodnov (dmitrii)
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Confirmed
Dmitrii Zagorodnov (dmitrii) wrote :

related info from http://code.google.com/p/google-web-toolkit-incubator/wiki/LoginSecurityFAQ

Certain browsers offer the option to store username/password combinations so that they are automatically filled in for the user the next time they visit the page. However, usually this works only if there are two input boxes (one of type password), and only if those input boxes are loaded along with the main page, and not added later via javascript (which is what GWT does).

In order to force these input boxes to show up, stuff them in the project's HTML in an invisible div. Then, in GWT, instead of creating a TextBox and a PasswordTextBox, make the div visible and read out the values using the DOM. library.

Changed in eucalyptus (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
Dave Walker (davewalker) wrote :

@Dimitrii, Did you ever get a chance to look at this - It doesn't seem to be resolved in 2.0?

Thanks.

Dave Walker (davewalker) wrote :

(apologies for misspelling your name Dmitrii)

Hi,

Obviously it is because we are not using form and the UI is generated from
javascript. There is a hack to achieve password autocomplete in IE and
firefox. It does not seem to work with webkit though.

http://groups.google.com/group/google-web-toolkit/browse_thread/thread/2b2ce0b6aaa82461

This is an issue with GWT. We surely can do something to mimic the same
effect. But it looks like some major code change in the UI.

Is this a must to fix? I feel it is that important. Just my opinion. If it
is really necessary, we can fix it surely.

Ye

On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 10:17 AM, Dave Walker <email address hidden> wrote:

> (apologies for misspelling your name Dmitrii)
>
> --
> unable to save login details for web UI
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/415484
> You received this bug notification because you are a member of
> Eucalyptus Maintainers, which is subscribed to Eucalyptus.
>
> Status in Eucalyptus: Confirmed
> Status in “eucalyptus” package in Ubuntu: Triaged
>
> Bug description:
> Perhaps because the login form is generated by Javascript, Firefox never
> prompts me to save my username/password for the Eucalyptus web UI. I would
> quite like to be able to do so!
>
>
>

Ye Wen (wenye) wrote :

On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 11:41 AM, Ye Wen <email address hidden> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Obviously it is because we are not using form and the UI is generated from
> javascript. There is a hack to achieve password autocomplete in IE and
> firefox. It does not seem to work with webkit though.
>
>
> http://groups.google.com/group/google-web-toolkit/browse_thread/thread/2b2ce0b6aaa82461
>
> This is an issue with GWT. We surely can do something to mimic the same
> effect. But it looks like some major code change in the UI.
>
> Is this a must to fix? I feel it is that important. Just my opinion. If it
> is really necessary, we can fix it surely.
>

s/I feel it is that important/I feel it is not that important/

>
> Ye
>
> On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 10:17 AM, Dave Walker <email address hidden>wrote:
>
>> (apologies for misspelling your name Dmitrii)
>>
>> --
>> unable to save login details for web UI
>> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/415484
>> You received this bug notification because you are a member of
>> Eucalyptus Maintainers, which is subscribed to Eucalyptus.
>>
>> Status in Eucalyptus: Confirmed
>> Status in “eucalyptus” package in Ubuntu: Triaged
>>
>> Bug description:
>> Perhaps because the login form is generated by Javascript, Firefox never
>> prompts me to save my username/password for the Eucalyptus web UI. I would
>> quite like to be able to do so!
>>
>>
>>
>

Andy Grimm (agrimm) wrote :

This issue is now being tracked upstream at http://eucalyptus.atlassian.net/browse/EUCA-2659

Please watch that issue for further updates.

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