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Re: account management standard

by rir (Vicar)
on Apr 05, 2005 at 20:23 UTC ( #445096=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to account management standard

Maybe I'm misunderstanding your question. What I get out of your post:
  • maintain site, id, password info
  • login with this info
  • change password
I use Galeon on Linux as a browser and it does the first two. When I reach a password page I generally just need to hit enter. I do not see the change password functionality as amenable to automation--there are too many varying security situations. (I mean in a practical sense as a lone user/client surfing the web.)

There has been some noise about Linux browsers using some XML (iirc) to make bookmark files portable between browsers, I hope that password files are not far behind.

I have just recently had cause to use Microsoft's XP browser; I was surprised at the lack of convenience features like finding when you type perlmonks. Is it also backward regarding passwords?

Be well,

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Re^2: account management standard
by Henri Icarus (Beadle) on Jun 23, 2005 at 03:21 UTC
    Well, actually the thing I care about most is #3! Yes browsers will keep passwords for various web-sites and remember form values here and there, but what I was interested in is the ability to manage those accounts with a client side protocol.

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