Bug 453521 - browsers and some applications can't read username/password setted into proxy authentication
browsers and some applications can't read username/password setted into proxy...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: firefox (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Christopher Aillon
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-07-01 03:29 EDT by Luca Foppiano
Modified: 2009-07-14 13:49 EDT (History)
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Description Luca Foppiano 2008-07-01 03:29:06 EDT
Description of problem:

I'm using a proxy with authentication process. I set my proxy with "network
proxy preferences" and i set also username/password, but when I try to launch
firefox (configured to read system proxy configuration) it ask me
username/password, the same is with epiphany.
With pidgin it seems to work, so probably this is a problem of browsers.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Set proxy and authentication (user/pass), then launch firefox or epiphany. It
should ask you usename/password.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. set proxy 
2. set authentication
3. launch firefox/epiphany
Actual results:
Firefox and epiphany ask user/password

Expected results:
Firefox and epiphany shouldn't ask user/password

Additional info:
dunno if is a control-center bug.
Comment 1 Bastien Nocera 2008-07-01 18:00:37 EDT
This is a problem with the applications themselves. The only thing the
control-center does is setting a few GConf keys.

To be honest, I don't know whether firefox reads the GNOME configuration or not
these days, and whether epiphany does its own thing or not.

I'm reassigning that to Firefox, they'd know whether another bug should be
opened for Epiphany.
Comment 2 Luca Foppiano 2008-07-01 19:56:56 EDT
ok, thanks a lot :)
Comment 3 Luca Foppiano 2009-01-20 00:42:19 EST
Any news about this bug?
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