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bug #59035: [octave forge] (website) Viewing pushed patches using https now requires a username & password

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Fri 28 Aug 2020 10:26:49 PM UTC  
Category:  Octave Forge website Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Regression
Status:  Wont Fix Assigned to:  Octave Forge <octave-forge>
Originator Name:  Originator Email:  -email is unavailable-
Open/Closed:  Closed Release:  other
Operating System:  GNU/Linux

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Tue 01 Sep 2020 10:16:41 AM UTC, comment #7: 


Thank you for looking into this.
I now have a better understanding of what happened.

Tue 01 Sep 2020 06:08:25 AM UTC, comment #6: 

@OP: Maybe HTTPS Everywhere did not replace the protocol previously.  In general everything "works as expected".  It is documented here:


If you mind this HTTP/HTTPS inconsistency, please file a bug report at SourceForge


and sorry for the inconvenience.

Using the SourceForge website and browsing the commits, the HTTPS URL to watch the patch inside their own web interface is


Closing this item.  There is nothing we can do.

Kai Torben Ohlhus <siko1056>
Project Member
Tue 01 Sep 2020 05:34:42 AM UTC, comment #5: 

Thanks everyone for your responses

I use GNU Ice Cat

Yes HTTPS Everywhere is installed, however this has not been an issue before.

I tested with forcing a http and there is no username/password window.

Mon 31 Aug 2020 03:23:56 PM UTC, comment #4: 

@OP: Do you use a browser addon or other software that automatically redirects http to https? "HTTPS Everywhere" comes to mind.
Which browser do you use?

Markus M├╝tzel <mmuetzel>
Project Member
Sun 30 Aug 2020 09:46:21 AM UTC, comment #3: 

Yep I see that too, but the OP explicitly mentioned an http:// URL.

Philip Nienhuis <philipnienhuis>
Project Member
Sun 30 Aug 2020 03:54:12 AM UTC, comment #2: 

Confirmed when using HTTPS not HTTP


Maybe a config error?

Kai Torben Ohlhus <siko1056>
Project Member
Sat 29 Aug 2020 11:48:25 AM UTC, comment #1: 

I can't confirm this issue. The link does open for me right away.

To be sure my password manager doesn't interfere I've tried several browsers (in only one of them I have passwords remembered).

Savannah had several issues the last months. So maybe just wait a little and try again later.

BTW strictly speaking this isn't (looks like) an Octave bug. Maybe first ask around in the maintainers ML.

Philip Nienhuis <philipnienhuis>
Project Member
Fri 28 Aug 2020 10:26:49 PM UTC, original submission:  

I was trying to view the push of an image patch

When clicking the link (*Source Forge*)

I receive a username/password window.

Previously this was not the case and it looked similar to
what is seen for the main octave program (*Savannah*)

Note this is only for the push link
Going to

Still is possible

I tried other packages (Communications, Signal, etc.) starting with http://hg.code.sf.net/p/octave/

And received the same prompt.
Attached is a screen capture of the Authentication Required window.



(Note: upload size limit is set to 16384 kB, after insertion of the required escape characters.)

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file #49722:  Pass_Screen.png added by None (15KiB - image/png)


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    Follow 6 latest changes.

    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2020-09-01 siko1056 StatusConfirmed => Wont Fix
        Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
    2020-08-30 siko1056 StatusNone => Confirmed
        Assigned toNone => octave-forge
        Summary[Octave Forge](website) Viewing pushed patches now requires a username & password => [octave forge] (website) Viewing pushed patches using https now requires a username & password
    2020-08-28 None Attached File- => Added Pass_Screen.png, #49722

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