Bug 585150 - When accessing SMB resources KDE requires confirming a saved password too many times
Summary: When accessing SMB resources KDE requires confirming a saved password too man...
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kdebase-runtime
Version: 13
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Than Ngo
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-04-23 09:25 UTC by Oded Arbel
Modified: 2011-06-27 15:49 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2011-06-27 15:49:33 UTC
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Video showing the problem. The start may be a bit flaky. (2.70 MB, video/ogg)
2010-04-23 09:25 UTC, Oded Arbel
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Description Oded Arbel 2010-04-23 09:25:23 UTC
Created attachment 408553 [details]
Video showing the problem. The start may be a bit flaky.

Description of problem:
When I try to access a remote folder using SMB, KDE shows the password entry dialog even though the correct password was already saved. Confirming the dialog (without changing the login details) works fine, but the same dialog is shown multiple times when trying to access a resource and the user has to confirm the dialog (again, without changing anything) multiple times.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open the run dialog and type an SMB resource address. For example trying to access the directory "Product Documents" under the share "Documents" on the server "negro" using the username "oded.a", the address would be smb://oded.a@negro/Documents/Product Documents
Actual results:
Need to confirm 5 password dialogs
Dolphin now shows the content of the directory and browsing is possible without more password dialogs popping out

Expected results:
If the password is already saved and it works, KDE should continue without needing any more password confirmations. At worst 1 password confirmation may be justified, but not 5.

Additional info:
Please see attached video. In the video you can see that there is one password confirmation dialog before Dolphin actually starts (you can see its a password dialog started by the desktop because its centered on the desktop. also I have the KWin effect of darkening parents of modal dialogs, which you can see in action later in the vide). Then Dolphin starts and we get two more desktop confirmation dialogs as the path in the Dolphin window gets slowly built, then we get another password confirmation dialog from Dolhin (you can see it is centered on the Dolphin window) and finally another desktop password confirmation dialog.

Very tiring.

Comment 1 Kevin Kofler 2010-05-09 15:11:06 UTC
kio_smb is in kdebase-runtime.

Comment 2 Steven M. Parrish 2010-06-05 01:09:08 UTC
This is a issue which needs to be reported upstream.  Please file a report at

Please add upstream report info to this report.  We will monitor the upstream
report for a resolution.

Thanks for the report

Fedora Bugzappers volunteer triage team

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