Description of problem: I am using the Google multi-factor authentication option which generates sixteen-character passwords for me to use on programs that can't support multi-factor authentication (like Empathy). When I set the password in Empathy for that session everything works fine. As soon as I restart Empathy it can no longer authenticate with Google.
I'm using other programs with the static passwords and have not had this problem.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 3.0.2-3.fc15
How reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set password.
2. Use Empathy
3. Restart Empathy
Actual results: Empathy fails to authenticate.
Expected results: Empathy authenticates with Google and all is right with the world.
Additional info: I haven't had a chance to really dive into this bug as much as I'd like to. Please let me know if there is something I can check out to see if it's actually saving all of the password or not.
I am experiencing a problem which I suspect is related.
I am connected to a Jabber server. Based on the length of the password, it looks like Empathy is remembering my previous password, not my current one. Authentication fails every time until I put in my current password again. Then it only works during the current session. I can't get it to forget my old password no matter what combination of clicking and unclicking "Remember password" and re-entering I have been able to think of.
Clearning all my Empathy preferences on disk and restarting did indeed fix this.
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