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Item7414: Reduce configure password requests - remember me until I leave or time out

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I just upgraded a plugin. I had to enter my configure password 4 times. If I had been installing a plugin it would have been 5 times, with ever increasing numbers for each additional plugin.

Password is required at every step

  1. Launch configure
  2. Get more extensions
  3. Upgrade or install a plugin (no option to select more than one)
  4. Return to configure
  5. Enable and Next

repeat steps 2-4 for each additional plugin (and wait to enable all at once).

That's N more password entries than necessary.

Once I launch configure and enter the password, set a timer. If the timer goes off before I leave configure, ask for the password again because the session is stale. If I leave configure, log me out. (Use sudo as an example).

When the password is requested repeatedly for every step, it risks convincing asdmins to change their password to something very short and easy to enter over and over again.

-- TWiki:Main/VickiBrown - 2014-01-18

This needs to be fixed, it is annoying.

-- TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny - 2014-01-21

Summary Reduce configure password requests - remember me until I leave or time out
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.VickiBrown
Codebase 6.0.0, 5.1.1
SVN Range TWiki-6.0.1-trunk, Thu, 09 Jan 2014, build 26720
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Priority Normal
CurrentState Confirmed


TargetRelease n/a

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Topic revision: r2 - 2014-01-21 - PeterThoeny
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