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0021854mantisbtauthenticationpublic2016-11-27 00:45
ReportervboctorAssigned Tovboctor 
Status closedResolutionfixed 
Product Version2.0.0-rc.1 
Target Version2.0.0-rc.2Fixed in Version2.0.0-rc.2 
Summary0021854: Re-authenticating when visiting manage page should re-use login page

If a plugin extends the login page to support alternative login mechanisms, then the re-authenticate form that shows when user Manage page doesn't make a lot of sense. Instead of maintaining login logic in two places, we should have the re-authentication redirect to login page and pre-fill the username. This way, we have a single flow and UI for login.

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2016-11-04 09:09

developer   ~0054407

redirect to login page and pre-fill the username

IMO, username should moreover be read-only in this case



2016-11-04 11:59

manager   ~0054412

IMO, username should moreover be read-only in this case

I don't know if we really need it to be read-only. However, we should have the username defaulted, and the focus on the password field by default. User should be able to change the username to go from vboctor to vboctoradmin if they like (as an example). But in most cases, they should just type in a password and press enter.



2016-11-04 12:19

developer   ~0054413

I hear your argument, but from my point of view it sounds weird to allow someone to switch users in a reauthentication context.

Not a big deal if they can, but weird.



2016-11-06 12:21

manager   ~0054444




2016-11-08 06:21

developer   ~0054464

I'd add to dregad comment:
all the complementary elements in the login page should not be used in reuthenticating form, like:
lost your password
signup new account
login anonymous
Only allow your session to be used from this IP address

The core point of this feature should be use the same code to present the login form, to eventually unify login methods/plugins, etc


  • username should be readonly, imo (as per dregad suggestion)
  • A message should be presented, in the like like current reauthentication does:
    "You are visiting a secure page, and your secure session has expired. Please authenticate yourself to continue."

I think having the plain login page without modification is confusing.

Related Changesets

MantisBT: master f409ea2a

2016-11-06 12:19:56


Details Diff
Re-authentication flow should re-use login page

This changes removes a redundant re-authentication page in favor of the standard login page.
This removes redundant code and makes it easier for plugins or custom authentication
schemes to plugin into one place for providing extra functionality.

Fixes 0021854
mod - core/authentication_api.php Diff File
mod - login_page.php Diff File

MantisBT: master ee4a656c

2016-11-08 20:20:19


Details Diff
Revise login page features in case of reauth

Hide the following features:
- Signup
- Reset Password
- Anonymous Login
- Remember Me
- Secure Session
- Warnings - though happy to show this to increase awareness.

Added or changed
- Use the re-authentication language string rather than login for form title.
- Show the re-authentication message language string for user to understand why they need to login.

Fixes 0021854
mod - login_page.php Diff File

MantisBT: master 97628c14

2016-11-08 21:53:56


Details Diff
Flow re-authenticate flag on login failures

This avoid extra redirect and shows correct error message for wrong password.

Fixes 0021854
mod - login.php Diff File
mod - login_page.php Diff File

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2016-11-04 04:18 vboctor New Issue
2016-11-04 09:09 dregad Note Added: 0054407
2016-11-04 11:59 vboctor Note Added: 0054412
2016-11-04 12:19 dregad Note Added: 0054413
2016-11-06 12:21 vboctor Assigned To => vboctor
2016-11-06 12:21 vboctor Status new => assigned
2016-11-06 12:21 vboctor Target Version => 2.0.0-rc.2
2016-11-06 12:21 vboctor Note Added: 0054444
2016-11-08 06:21 cproensa Note Added: 0054464
2016-11-13 19:49 vboctor Changeset attached => MantisBT master f409ea2a
2016-11-13 19:49 vboctor Changeset attached => MantisBT master ee4a656c
2016-11-13 19:49 vboctor Changeset attached => MantisBT master 97628c14
2016-11-13 19:49 vboctor Status assigned => resolved
2016-11-13 19:49 vboctor Resolution open => fixed
2016-11-13 19:49 vboctor Fixed in Version => 2.0.0-rc.2
2016-11-27 00:45 vboctor Status resolved => closed