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Re: neon authentication retries

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2001-10-06 02:29:46 CEST

On Fri, Oct 05, 2001 at 11:28:16PM +0100, Joe Orton wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 05, 2001 at 04:40:21PM -0500, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> > (Background: I have some local mods in place such that if
> > request_auth is called a 2nd time, it *forces* a prompt to be
> > displayed to the user. This is part of the solution to issue #498.)
> I'm guessing you want to do this because you've already tried
> authenticating using the cached credentials, but they were wrong, so you
> want to prompt?

Exactly. Or maybe the person has typo'd his password. Browsers typically
give you three tries before failing.

I would ask that Neon allow for at least two retries, to support typos or
outdated passwords or whatever. Ideally, the retry behavior could be under
app control. For example, you could pass the current retry count to the auth
callback. An app can look at that and say "woah. on the 3rd retry. punt." Or
maybe it is trying a set of them. Or simply that the app wants the same "try
three times" like most browsers.


Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
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