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From "Josh Elser (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (ACCUMULO-4688) Consider adding autocomplete=false to the shell servlet's password input element
Date Tue, 01 Aug 2017 20:55:00 GMT

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Josh Elser commented on ACCUMULO-4688:
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Thanks for sharing your opinion, Christopher. I don't think you should feel abrasive as this
was essentially asking for opinions.

Mike Walch was the only other person who shared one (he was at least +0 for the change). I'd
put myself at a -0.

bq. (Also commented on the GitHub PR... wasn't sure where best to post my objection and have
it received promptly.)

Both of them result an email so they are just as promptly received as the other!

> Consider adding autocomplete=false to the shell servlet's password input element
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: ACCUMULO-4688
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/ACCUMULO-4688
>             Project: Accumulo
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: monitor
>            Reporter: Josh Elser
>            Assignee: Josh Elser
>            Priority: Trivial
>             Fix For: 1.7.4, 1.8.2
>
>          Time Spent: 0.5h
>  Remaining Estimate: 0h
>
> Had a report from a user which identified an 'issue" in the ShellServlet around the password
input element.
> There is an attribute {{autocomplete}} which can be set to false on the {{input}} element
that will instruct browsers to not try to save the password in some store. In theory, this
marginally improves security as the password would not be stored on the local machine in (potentially)
some way that could be accessed by an adversary.
> I'm on the fence about the value of making this change (if the browser doesn't do this
automatically, users would probably do this on their own in a way that is *less* secure than
how the browser could). Thoughts from everyone else?



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