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Bug 1019177 - Preferences UI is confusing for usernames taken from LDAP
Preferences UI is confusing for usernames taken from LDAP
Product: Beaker
Classification: Community
Component: web UI (Show other bugs)
Unspecified Unspecified
low Severity low (vote)
: 23.0
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Assigned To: Dan Callaghan
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Reported: 2013-10-15 05:11 EDT by Petr Beňas
Modified: 2016-07-07 19:10 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2016-07-07 19:10:54 EDT
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Description Petr Beňas 2013-10-15 05:11:16 EDT
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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Hello, username -> Preferences
2. Change contents of the Beaker Password field
3. Click Change

Actual results:
Cannot change password error appears

Expected results:
Password is changed

Additional info:
Comment 2 Nick Coghlan 2013-10-15 05:23:56 EDT
This is actually expected behaviour - users can't set a login password in Beaker if they're being authenticated against an LDAP server.

However, displaying the password field and then objecting if the user tries to enter a value is admittedly confusing.

If the status of a user as LDAP-derived or not was cached locally, then it would be possible to simply hide or disable the password field (with an appropriate message) for affected users.
Comment 3 Nick Coghlan 2013-10-22 03:15:47 EDT
At some point before 1.0, we should ensure we hide or disable the Beaker password field for LDAP logins.
Comment 5 Dan Callaghan 2016-05-15 22:59:29 EDT
This is implemented in Beaker 23, as part of the Preferences page re-implementation.

Note that the password changing field is now moved to the user page (in the menu it's Hello -> My Account). Actually it was always there *too*, but now we have removed it from the Preferences page in favour of the user page.

In Beaker 23 if a user's account came from LDAP then the "change password" form is not offered on the My Account page.
Comment 7 Dan Callaghan 2016-07-07 19:10:54 EDT
Beaker 23.0 has been released.

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