Re: Network Manager Autologin

On Tue, Nov 4, 2008 at 2:46 PM, Alexander Sack <asac jwsdot com> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 04, 2008 at 02:13:37PM +0100, Pablo Martí wrote:
>> On Tue, Nov 4, 2008 at 1:21 PM, Alexander Sack <asac ubuntu com> wrote:
>> > On Tue, Nov 04, 2008 at 01:29:22PM +0200, Tambet Ingo wrote:
>> >> On Tue, Nov 4, 2008 at 1:00 PM, Alexander Sack <asac ubuntu com> wrote:
>> >> > On Tue, Nov 04, 2008 at 10:44:59AM +0200, Tambet Ingo wrote:
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Add a dispatcher script that runs "xdg-open $url" for a specific SSID
>> >> >> you need it for and you're done.
>> >> >
>> >> > Do we have per-user dispatcher scripts or are you suggesting to open
>> >> > the browser as root here :) ?
>> >>
>> >> Ok, you're right, but listening for a DBus signal from a user process
>> >> isn't all that hard either. Or do you prefer NM executing firefox
>> >> directly (as root) like the original mail suggested?
>> >>
>> >
>> > Dbus would work. However, I dont really understand the use-case this
>> > is supposed to cover. The browser usually redirects to the login site
>> > anyway? What benefit would the user by such a firefox extension?
>> The benefit is that the user is not redirected to the hotspot webpage,
>> but is logged in automatically. It might seem a silly difference, but
>> is a requested feature. Our customer requires WISPr/WSP capabilities
>> and I'm very interested in the outcome of this thread.
> I agree that it would be nice to be automatically logged in, but I
> don't clearly see how why we need firefox to do that authentication.
> Another idea would be to write a tray applet that recognizes when NM
> goes online and the probes whether it gets redirected to hotspot
> site. If thats the case the tray thing would authenticate and would
> allow users also to end that session later (from the tray). This could
> be done by nm applet itself, but as we dont really have a plugin
> infrastructure for that yet I would suggest to make that a standalone
> tray tool until we have more experience on what we really want
> here. Would that work?

Sure! I also think that the Firefox approach is not the right one, is
just that I'm not very fond on NM's dispatcher
architecture/capabilities. I kinda like the description/mockup given
here [0]. Marcelo asked in nm-list 1 year ago and he was pointed to a
dispatcher script[1].


>  - Alexander

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