Youtube won't let you sign in with the URL pattern for

Bug #1306661 reported by David Barth on 2014-04-11
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
YouTube WebApp
Alexandre Abreu
unity-webapps-youtube (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

It is not possible to sign in into Youtube with the current configuration of the webapp contaier. This means for example that a user won't be able to upload a video or get personalized recommendations when using Youtube in webapp mode.

[Test case]
- Start the Youtube webapp with its launcher icon
- Click on 'Signin' in the youtube screen

Expected result:
- the user logs in

Actual result:
- the use is redirected to his default browser and can't authenticate to Youtube from within the webapp

[Regression potential]
The fix is to allow navigating to the https?://*/* domain, which is a configuration shared with other Google webapps.

In other words, the bug is fixed with a known-to-work solution.

Related branches

David Barth (dbarth) on 2014-04-23
Changed in unity-webapps-youtube:
assignee: nobody → Alexandre Abreu (abreu-alexandre)
tags: added: webapps-hotlist
David Barth (dbarth) on 2014-04-25
description: updated
David Barth (dbarth) on 2014-04-28
Changed in unity-webapps-youtube:
status: New → Fix Committed
Changed in unity-webapps-youtube (Ubuntu Trusty):
status: New → Fix Committed
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in unity-webapps-youtube:
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in unity-webapps-youtube (Ubuntu Trusty):
milestone: none → trusty-updates

Hello David, or anyone else affected,

Accepted unity-webapps-youtube into trusty-proposed. The package will build now and be available at in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please add a comment to this bug, mentioning the version of the package you tested, and change the tag from verification-needed to verification-done. If it does not fix the bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to verification-failed. In either case, details of your testing will help us make a better decision.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at . Thank you in advance!

tags: added: verification-needed

Tested with package from trusty-proposed.

$ apt-cache policy unity-webapps-youtube
  Zainstalowana: 2.4.16+14.04.20140428-0ubuntu1
  Kandydująca: 2.4.16+14.04.20140428-0ubuntu1
  Tabela wersji:
 *** 2.4.16+14.04.20140428-0ubuntu1 0
        500 trusty-proposed/universe amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     2.4.16+13.10.20130924.2-0ubuntu1 0
        500 trusty/universe amd64 Packages
        500 trusty/universe amd64 Packages

tags: added: verification-done
removed: verification-needed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package unity-webapps-youtube - 2.4.16+14.04.20140428-0ubuntu1

unity-webapps-youtube (2.4.16+14.04.20140428-0ubuntu1) trusty; urgency=low

  [ Ubuntu daily release ]
  * New rebuild forced

  [ Alexandre Abreu ]
  * Fix Google Accounts url pattern (LP: #1306661)
 -- Ubuntu daily release <email address hidden> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 07:58:56 +0000

Changed in unity-webapps-youtube (Ubuntu Trusty):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released

The verification of the Stable Release Update for unity-webapps-youtube has completed successfully and the package has now been released to -updates. Subsequently, the Ubuntu Stable Release Updates Team is being unsubscribed and will not receive messages about this bug report. In the event that you encounter a regression using the package from -updates please report a new bug using ubuntu-bug and tag the bug report regression-update so we can easily find any regresssions.

David Barth (dbarth) on 2014-05-27
Changed in unity-webapps-youtube:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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