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Bug 3265 - confusing log-in for first time bug reporters
Summary: confusing log-in for first time bug reporters
Alias: None
Product: Bugzilla
Classification: Community
Component: Bugzilla General
Version: 2.1rC
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
low vote
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-06-04 06:29 UTC by arto.selonen
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-05-08 04:59:12 UTC

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Description arto.selonen 1999-06-04 06:29:46 UTC
When submitting a bug for the first time, the user is
presented with a login screen asking for e-mail address
and password. Typically in web-based systems this pair
is initialized for a new user based on what (s)he had
just submitted. However, for bugzilla this is not the case.
This needs better documentation.

I suggest the following additions to existing documentation:

1) RedHat Bugzilla FAQ:
To the instructions of entering bugs, add a section along
the lines of: "when logging in for the first time, only
enter your e-mail address, and then ask for your new
password to be e-mailed to you"

2) Log-in screen:
Add a piece of text reminding first time users to only
enter their e-mail address and then ask for a new password.

3) Text for the submit-button for getting the password:
Change the text from "I forgot my password, send it to me"
to "I forgot my password, or I do not have one yet, please
send it to me based on my e-mail address given above".

Comment 1 David Lawrence 2001-03-18 23:53:24 UTC
The new bug reporting page explains some of this and also the current login
screen where you normally type you password in has the following text for
emailing a password

If you don't have a password, or have forgotten it, then please fill in the
e-mail address above and click here

I feel this explains the meaning of the Mail Password button.

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