Bug 729118 - Empathy somehow messes up Google Talk password
Summary: Empathy somehow messes up Google Talk password
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: empathy
Version: 15
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Brian Pepple
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
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Reported: 2011-08-08 18:40 UTC by eric
Modified: 2012-08-07 15:06 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2012-08-07 15:05:58 UTC
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Description eric 2011-08-08 18:40:23 UTC
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.

Comment 1 Christopher Beland 2011-09-12 15:49:00 UTC
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.


Comment 2 Christopher Beland 2012-06-02 23:27:01 UTC
Clearning all my Empathy preferences on disk and restarting did indeed fix this.

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