Opened 12 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

Last modified 12 years ago

#2561 closed Enhancement (invalid)

RPC no-password-whitelist

Reported by: Marvin Owned by:
Priority: Normal Milestone: None Set
Component: Transmission Version: 1.76
Severity: Normal Keywords:


There should be an option in RPC config section to set whitelist of IP adresses where will not be required username and password to access transmission despite a rpc-authentication-required is set to true.

For example: from my computer (with specific IP in local network) I could connect to transmission running on my router via WebUI without need of input username and password. But from IP adresses not specified in no-password-whitelist there would be still need of input username and password.

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by charles

  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Version changed from 1.76+ to 1.76

Thank you for taking the time to make Transmission better.

However I don't think this would be a very useful enhancement. Web browsers will remember the password anyway, so all this would save would be the first-time password entry.

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by Marvin

Yes, you are absolutely true but I see usability of this feature for example: when you start browser (Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla Prism, etc.) and the browser restores last opened tabs, the tab with Transmission WebUI get focus and modal window with login information is displayed. In my opinion it's very annoying behaviour. But when there would be such feature like the one I described above, the tab with Transmission WebUI would load in background with no need of any interaction from user such is writing password or just confirmin the login window.

I know that its particaly the problem how browsers like Firefox displays login window for web pages, but I believe, that it would'n be a big problem to code this feature (maybe I am wrong with this) and it would solve the annoying browser behaviour.

So if you change your mind and this feature would appear in any of future versions of this great Torrent Client, it will be just wonderfull.

Thank you very much

comment:3 Changed 12 years ago by acephali

This could be very useful for mobile users however. Mobile Safari, for example, does not have the ability to remember the webUI password and it is time-consuming to enter that information in each time, especially if a user chooses a more secure password with capital letters and numbers.

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