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Bug 672936 - Doesn't remember ftp password despite promising to do so
Doesn't remember ftp password despite promising to do so
Product: gvfs
Classification: Core
Component: ftp backend
Other Linux
: Normal normal
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Assigned To: gvfs-maint
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-03-27 16:08 UTC by Jani Uusitalo
Modified: 2015-02-01 14:51 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: ---

Description Jani Uusitalo 2012-03-27 16:08:39 UTC
I reported this on Launchpad [1] and was forwarded upstream.

Steps to reproduce:
1. In Nautilus, select Connect to Server
2. Enter ftp server address, select FTP (with login) as type
3. Enter credentials,
4. select "Remember this password"
5. Connect.
6. Disconnect.
7. Do steps 1.-2. again with the same server.

What happens:
The User name and Password fields remain empty. You have to enter your credentials again if you want to connect.

What I expect to happen:
For the Password field (at the very least) be automatically filled when I enter the associated user name. Better yet, remember and suggest (as default) both the User name and Password used previously.

Alternatively, just use ~/.netrc if that's available and has the credentials (see [2]).

* [1]
* [2]
Comment 1 Tomas Bzatek 2012-03-28 16:27:26 UTC
Which version of nautilus please?
Comment 2 Jani Uusitalo 2012-03-28 16:42:24 UTC
jani@saegusa:~$ nautilus --version
GNOME nautilus 3.4.0
Comment 3 Amiad 2012-12-26 07:40:56 UTC
This problem happen me too. Nautilus not save passwords for s/ftp.
Arch with Gnome 3.6.3-1.
Comment 4 Ross Lagerwall 2015-02-01 14:51:15 UTC
Cannot reproduce this with latest GNOME.

There was a fix recently for sftp servers, see bug 736311.