Vivaldi not prompting for certificate authentication any more
I have several certificates on smartcards that I use for various websites. Recently, Vivaldi doesn't prompt for a certificate any more when I try to visit a website that needs one to log in, which means I can't use it for those websites. The smartcards work just fine in Firefox and Internet Explorer.
Currently running Vivaldi 1.13.971.8 x64.
The 1.13 has a new Chromium/62.x code base. Perhaps that is the problem.
Just curious: with which Vivaldi version did a prompt for a certificate smartcard worked?
ender85 last edited by ender85
I'm not sure when it stopped working, but it was fairly recently. I've been using Vivaldi for a few years now, and didn't have any problems accessing sites that require certificate authentication.
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@ender85: Did you file a bug report? I had the same issue for some time. Now Vivaldi asks but login to sites requiring smartcard authentication simply do not login. I'm asked for authentication in a loop.
I did file a bug report, VB-34267. As of 1.13.1008.21 there's no change regarding smartcard authentication - the prompt simply never appears.
@ender85 It's interesting that we see a different behaviour. BTW did you test what was the last version that worked? I'm thinking about rolling back until this is fixed.
Would be good to know in which version when it worked before!
I'm not sure when it stopped working - it definitely still worked on 1.11.917.43, which I had on my laptop that I rarely use, and therefore wasn't updated.
Sorry, @Gwen-Dragon, I also don't know which version was the first when it stopped working. I can only test it at work and unfortunately I don't have the time to install earlier versions to test.
The current version (1.14.1064.3 32 bit) still does not work. I tested it in chrome (Version 63.0.3239.132 64 bit) and there it works like a charm.
HamletGhost last edited by
Have you tried to access the web page that requires a certificate from a private window?
I had an experience where Vivaldi would take the wrong action automatically, probably because I told it so, and not prompt me. The private window did not remember what I instructed it to do, and prompted me for instructions instead.
Even if this works, it's just a workaround; then you'd need to teach Vivaldi to stop doing the wrong thing in non-private windows...
I just wanted to let you all know that this issue was caused by cookies that interfered. I deleted some cookies and now it works. I'm sorry I blamed vivaldi for that