Bug 128582 - cvs plugin doesn't remember password
cvs plugin doesn't remember password
Status: NEW
Product: Red Hat Developer Suite
Classification: Retired
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i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Patrick Macdonald
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Reported: 2004-07-26 14:01 EDT by Ben Konrath
Modified: 2012-04-30 23:15 EDT (History)
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Description Ben Konrath 2004-07-26 14:01:22 EDT
Description of problem:
The cvs plugin does not remember my password even though "remember
password" is checked.

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:

1. make sure your not using ssh-agent
2. add a cvs repo w/ ext conection method (I'm using
from the test plan)
3. browse the repo
Actual results:

Get up to 3 password prompts everytime I browse any module

Expected results:

It should remember the password if the "remember password" box is checked.

Additional info:

 * I think that this is a upstream problem. I haven't filed upstream
though. This might also be a problem with the way we have the network
configured. I'm not really sure. 

 * I've only tested with i386 so far. It may exist in others.
Comment 1 Jeremy Handcock 2004-07-26 14:51:52 EDT
Is it asking for your ssh key passphrase, or your login password?  The
"remember password" functionality is for your login password.

You have: "1. make sure your not using ssh-agent".  If you don't use
an ssh-agent, your ssh key can't be held in memory, and therefore you
have to enter your ssh key passphrase every time you want to use it.

Is that what's happening?
Comment 2 Ben Konrath 2004-07-26 15:54:55 EDT
I'm talking about login password.

Our set-up here in toronto is a little confusing - because gnome
starts up with ssh-agent you will always get the prompt for your
ssh-key password (if you haven't done ssh-add), falling back to your
login password if your ssh-key password didn't work.  

I just tried it with the following steps:

1. ssh tower.toronto.redhat.com
2. mv .shh .ssh.back    
(this step ensures that you will not get the prompt for your ssh-key
passwords -- move it back when you're done)
3. lauch eclipse and add the the repo on tomato
I get about 3 prompts for my login password per operation (list, view
etc) even though the "remember password" box is checked. 

I don't have any external :ext: cvs accounts but it would be useful to
see if it has the same behaviour on an external cvs server.

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