Bug report #5959
WMS password visible
|Category:||Web Services clients/WMS|
|Affected QGIS version:||1.8.0||Regression?:||No|
|Operating System:||Easy fix?:||No|
|Pull Request or Patch supplied:||No||Resolution:|
|Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:||No||Copied to github as #:||15379|
When using a WMS with basic authentication, the password is hidden while being entered.
But in at least two places later on is it fully visible, for everyone to see:
1) In the registry
2) When investigating the layer properties on the Algemeen / General tab
#2 Updated by Jürgen Fischer over 8 years ago
Alexander Bruy wrote:
BTW, same for PostgreSQL and other DB connections
Only if you opt to save the password - and acknowledge that it will be saved in clear text. The warning might be missing in the WMS case - but not giving a username/password should also trigger the credentials dialog, when the credentials are needed.
#3 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 8 years ago
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but not giving a username/password should also trigger the credentials dialog, when the credentials are needed.
yes it does. I just set a few wms/wfs/wcs services protected with basic http authentication and if credentials are not saved in the connection details qgis pop up a credentials dialog when connecting the server.