[Regression] Retrying a failed password is not user friendly anymore
reply.to.eus.at.member.fsf.org at gmail.com
Fri Jul 3 01:32:24 EDT 2009
I am using GNU/Linux Ubuntu 8.04.
Previously before I upgraded my Pidgin to 2.5.7 as a result of Yahoo!'s
upgrade of its authentication mechanism, every time I typed a wrong
password, after prompting me that the password was wrong, Pidgin
prompted me with another password box to retry when I clicked
But, now Pidgin does not do it anymore. After the prompt about a wrong
password is given with two choices as usual: "Modify Account" or
"Re-enable", Pidgin does not give another password prompt. So, the next
password sent to the server will also be wrong when "Re-enable" is
clicked. Repeat this three times and Yahoo! locks my account.
So, Pidgin should prompt the user for the correct password whenever
"Re-enable" is clicked just like before.
This problem persists with Pidgin 2.5.8.
A ticket has been submitted here: http://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/9603
Eus (FSF member #4445)
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