Bug #24417 Two sets of Network credential Settings is confusing
Submitted: 18 Nov 2006 22:11 Modified: 8 Feb 2007 6:34
Reporter: Gary Whizin Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Enterprise Monitor: Web Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version:1.0.0 OS:Any (all)
Assigned to: Joshua Ganderson CPU Architecture:Any
Tags: mer usability, mer100 readme, mer101, Network credentials

[18 Nov 2006 22:11] Gary Whizin
In Settings, there are two sets of credentials for network.mysql.com. They are used for different purposes:

(1) the set on the General Settings page is "global" (affects all users, used to enable subscription updates)

(2) the set on the Manage Users page is used for the currently logged user only (uses these credentials to allow Update Advisors or browsing to the Network website via the hyperlinks in the footer).

This is confusing!

How to repeat:
Click on Settings tab; also Settings, Manage Users, Edit Network Credentials

Suggested fix:
These 2 settings should be consolidated or, at least, make it obvious how they differ and that you should set up both as part of the configuration process.
[9 Jan 2007 21:47] Joshua Ganderson
Moved server credentials into a first run process along with admin and agent setup. Also requesting user specific credentials on first log in.

This has been checked in but is only partial - there are still open questions around licensing and retrieving customer info.
[31 Jan 2007 18:27] Joshua Ganderson
The user specific credentials are now hidden from the UI until we begin using them for user customization. If server level credentials still exist at this time, we will revisit.