GNOME Bugzilla – Bug 586562
Cannot setup an account without saving the password
Last modified: 2010-12-15 08:59:57 UTC
Currently there's no way to setup an account if I don't want the password to be saved locally. There are environments where I want to use the IM account sometimes, but I definitely don't want to have my password saved.
Even worse - account with no password disappears from the list, even though other options were already set. This is confusing.
Yet another problem -> if I delete the account, will the saved password be deleted from the key store? I'm not informed about it at all.
(Relatedly, if you don't set a "password" param on an McAccount, then it is "incomplete" and does not appear in Empathy's account list.)
> Yet another problem -> if I delete the account, will the saved password be
deleted from the key store? I'm not informed about it at all.
No it won't. You have to remove it manually from the Gnome keyring with seahorse for example
Since the status is currently UNCONFIRMED, I'm posting this to confirm it. Currently, Empathy FORCES the user to save his account passwords. Several users prefer not to do that, and programs who offer this option (e.g. Evolution, Firefox, Pidgin) always make it optional regardless if they encrypt it or not.
Confirming as that seems to be a popular request. Note that this is blocked by this mission-control bug: https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=24868
*** Bug 609222 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 617715 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Some progress are being made with the SASL branch: bug #636613
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*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 637135 ***