[Bug 222208] [NEW] password protected rss feed on https gives problems

Rolf Leggewie launchpad.net at rolf.leggewie.biz
Fri Apr 25 22:55:04 UTC 2008

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: thunderbird

This is a bug I have seen for quite some time.  I am in the "make hardy
the best release there ever was"-mood today and have brought myself to
really reporting every single bit of problem I have put off for so long
so somebody with the needed skills has a chance to fix it.

I subscribe to an RSS feed hosted on a password-protected https-site in
Thunderbird.  TB works fine but periodically asks me for the password
although I have marked "save password with password manager" in the
dialog.  In fact, the necessary fields are displayed filled in, but the
pop-up comes back to me from time to time and I have to hit the OK

I have set up a test installation which is exactly the same as the one I
am having problems with at https://clients.leggewie.biz/tester/.  The
ssl-certificate is from cacert.org, so your browser might throw that up
at first.  The user you need to get in is tb-tester and the password is
launchpad.  The RSS feed is at
When you susbscribe to that in TB and save the login credentials, you
should have TB nagging you from time to time to with a login screen.

** Affects: thunderbird (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

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