Bug 865578 - Master password is asked for before use and not asked for at use
Master password is asked for before use and not asked for at use
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: seamonkey (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
unspecified Severity low
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Assigned To: Martin Stransky
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-10-11 15:55 EDT by Mac Wendelboe
Modified: 2013-02-13 17:29 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2013-02-13 17:29:49 EST
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Description Mac Wendelboe 2012-10-11 15:55:30 EDT
Description of problem:
When Seamonkey starts up, it asks for the master password. When opening the Mail & Newgroups window, it doesn't ask for the master password, even though it should need the master password to unlock passwords for e-mail accounts.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
2.12.1, Gecko/20120912 Firefox/15.0.1 SeaMonkey/2.12.1

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. In Preferences, Privacy & Security, Master Passwords, select "Every time it is needed"
2. Add some e-mail accounts that require passwords, let Seamonkey remember the passwords
3. Restart Seamonkey
4. Seamonkey asks for master password
5. Open Mail & Newsgroups
Actual results:
6. Seamonkey doesn't ask for master password, but access the e-mail accounts seamlessly, which indicates that the passwords are unlocked

Expected results:
4. Seamonkey should not ask for master password before it is needed
6. Seamonkey should ask for master password, when it is needed to unlock e-mail account passwords

Additional info: I'm not sure whether this bug is a general Seamonkey bug or something made by the Fedora team. In the old days I used to build Seamonkey myself (Seamonkey 1.13 on FC5), and the master password thing worked as expected then. Actually it was a requirement/recommendation by the Danish authority behind the so-called Danish public digital signature that people holding such a signature (registered in their browser) should setup their browser to ask for the master password every time the signature was used. That should prevent unauthorized access to the signature.
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