[Pidgin] #14069: wrong password saved

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Sat May 14 06:17:15 EDT 2011

#14069: wrong password saved
 Reporter:  housemeister  |     Owner:  rekkanoryo
     Type:  defect        |    Status:  new       
Component:  unclassified  |   Version:  2.7.11    
 Keywords:                |  
 pidgin 2.7.11
 gtk rt: 2.16.6
 glib rt: 2.20.5
 os: win xp sp 3

 I changed my password in yahoo online using the y! website.
 I was able to login into the website.

 Now I started pidgin and it told me: wrong password
 I edited the y! account using a password manager which "typed" the
 password letter by letter in the password field.
 I saved the password and retried it: wrong password (once again).

 Now I thought: what is going on here. So I opened the accounts.xml and
 took a look at the entry. I noticed that the special character [ was not
 saved. I retried the password changing and noticed that there is a missing
 letter in the password field. So I "typed" the password to the browser's
 address bar and copyed it using CTRL+C and V to the password field and it
 worked. Now I do not know I this is pidgin bug and a bug of my password
 manager (Alle Meine Passworte, german). This is the first time I noticed
 such a problem and I have several passwords using those characters.

Ticket URL: <http://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/14069>
Pidgin <http://pidgin.im>

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