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Bug 602450 - Cannot clear password from created accounts
Cannot clear password from created accounts
Product: empathy
Classification: Core
Component: Accounts
Other Linux
: Normal enhancement
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Assigned To: empathy-maint
Depends on: 586562
Reported: 2009-11-19 21:11 UTC by fibonacci.prower
Modified: 2010-12-15 09:00 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: ---

Description fibonacci.prower 2009-11-19 21:11:58 UTC
1. Set up an IM account on Empathy (could be an MSN account). You should have been prompted for a password, as in bug 586562.
2. Go to Edit -> Accounts.
3. Try to clear the password from said account, and click on Close.
4. Go back to Edit -> Accounts. The password is back there.

Just as the title says, there is NO WAY to clear a password from a created account.

I reported this also on Launchpad:
Comment 1 Guillaume Desmottes 2009-11-23 11:13:28 UTC
We can't offer UI to clear the password while Empathy (and MC) can't deal with accounts without saved passeword.
So we should fix bug #586562 first.
Comment 2 fibonacci.prower 2009-11-23 17:08:05 UTC
Actually I've been told that this bug is a regression, and an older version of Empathy could clear passwords from created accounts - even though it couldn't create them without passwords.
Comment 3 Omer Akram 2010-03-23 13:20:52 UTC
the clear button just performs the action to remove your password if you want to enter any new password (should it be just removed?)
Comment 4 Jonny Lamb 2010-12-15 09:00:45 UTC
Since my sasl-gui branch is merged you can clear the password from the keyring too.