Problem with htaccess password protected pages on startup



  • I am using Vivaldi for Mac 1.0.196.2. Problem with reproduction steps: [ol] [li]open a website with htaccess password authentication (optionally, log in) that requires you to log in on every visit/after every page close[/li] [li]have the browser set to open last session on startup[/li] [li]quit the browser and start it[/li] [/ol] You will see the browser window with a dark overlay, most likely from the htaccess auth login dialog, just that the dialog is invisible. I couldn't find a way to get out of this, except for removing [Code]~/Library/Application Support/Vivaldi/Default/Current Session[/Code] - pressing Enter or Esc doesn't do anything, Cmd+W doesn't close the currently focused tab. Cmd+T doesn't create a new tab (you can still do that via the menu, but it's useless because it's below the dark overlay). The bug is still present in 1.0.201.2. [img size=500]http://pub.jay2k1.com/screenshots/vivaldi-htauth-startup.png[/img]



  • Thanks Jay2k1.
    I confirm this bug also exists in version 1.0.219.50 (Developer Build) (64-bit) for Window$.

    Curiously, I can right-click the Vivaldi taskbar icon and open new tabs (but not a new window), but the new tab contents are presented under the dark overlay and I cannot interact with the page. Opening links from other applications which use Vivaldi as the default browser also open new tabs, again inaccessible under the dark overlay.

    As Jay2k1 mentions, closing Vivaldi, deleting the current session database, and opening Vivaldi once more does resolve the problem, but any tabs I had open are lost (although I can find them in the history)

    This is the only bug which I find is preventing me from switching to Vivaldi as my default web browser.


  • Moderator

    Have either of you checked to see if this persists in the current snapshot (1.0.300.5) which is available at https://vivaldi.net/ ?


  • Moderator

    I sometimes encountered this problem too, but it stopped occurring for me some number of snapshots ago– a few weeks ago at least.



  • There are more problems with authentication, cookie related maybe?

    Some sites won't allow me to sign, in while other browsers (Chrome, Firefox) work fine. I noticed that it simply isn't setting any cookies beside the php session ID while in other browsers it does set some cookies.

    Another thing I noticed why I suspect session/cookie handling is broken, is the LastPass extension is having re-authentication problems as well. 99% of the time it forgets I was logged in after closing the window while using Firefox it remembers and asks for my second factor key only (which is normal). Accessing sites from Lastpass that have the option checked to need re-authentication when used don't work at all. I get the login screen but after it asks for my password it also asks for my second factor key, while it should only ask for my password (as in Firefox / Chrome). If I fail to supply the second factor key it logs me out completely!

    So there's defo something off with session/cookie handling there making it barely usable :unsure:

    Sorry if this is offtopic, please move when needed :pinch:



  • @maartendeboer:

    There are more problems with authentication, cookie related maybe?

    Some sites won't allow me to sign, in while other browsers (Chrome, Firefox) work fine. I noticed that it simply isn't setting any cookies beside the php session ID while in other browsers it does set some cookies.

    Another thing I noticed why I suspect session/cookie handling is broken, is the LastPass extension is having re-authentication problems as well. 99% of the time it forgets I was logged in after closing the window while using Firefox it remembers and asks for my second factor key only (which is normal). Accessing sites from Lastpass that have the option checked to need re-authentication when used don't work at all. I get the login screen but after it asks for my password it also asks for my second factor key, while it should only ask for my password (as in Firefox / Chrome). If I fail to supply the second factor key it logs me out completely!

    So there's defo something off with session/cookie handling there making it barely usable :unsure:

    Sorry if this is offtopic, please move when needed :pinch:

    This has been fixed in the latest snapshot apparently B)


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