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  1. JDK
  2. JDK-4527959

Plugin requires multiple logins with basic authentication

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    • Type: Enhancement
    • Status: Resolved
    • Priority: P4
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 1.3.1
    • Fix Version/s: 1.3.1_04
    • Component/s: deploy
    • Subcomponent:
    • Resolved In Build:
      04
    • CPU:
      x86
    • OS:
      windows_2000

      Description



      Name: gm110360 Date: 11/15/2001


      java version "1.3.1_01"
      Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.3.1_01a)
      Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.3.1_01, mixed mode)

      When using the plugin to run applets loaded from a server that requires
      authentication, the user is prompted to login every time a request is made to
      the server. So, if the classes are loaded individually, the user must re-enter
      a user name and password for every class.

      I have an applet that requires a lot of communication with the server during
      its lifetime. Every time it sends a request to the server, another
      authentication is required. It makes my applet unusable.

      This is a regression bug from 1.3.0 and I'm nearly positive that it was
      introduced with the fix of 4394694. In that bug, the user only got one chance
      to login correctly. If the wrong user name and password were entered, the
      browser and plugin had to be restarted before another prompt was even
      displayed. In the evaluation, it said that the fix was to remove the cache.
      Obviously removing the cache is a bad idea because it causes the problem that
      I'm describing here.

      This problem exists in every version of 1.3.1 and 1.4betaX that I've tested.
      If it isn't fixed, the plugin will be unusable for applets from servers
      requiring authentication. This is not a rare situation. Please do not release
      1.3.1_01a or 1.4 without fixing this problem.
      (Review ID: 135391)
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            • Assignee:
              chegar Chris Hegarty
              Reporter:
              gmanwanisunw Girish Manwani (Inactive)
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