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Feature #6383

New Identity feature in the web browser

Added by intrigeri about 6 years ago. Updated over 5 years ago.

Status:
Resolved
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
Category:
-
Target version:
Start date:
10/21/2013
Due date:
% Done:

100%

Feature Branch:
winterfairy:bugfix/torbutton-new-identity
Type of work:
Code
Blueprint:
Starter:
No
Affected tool:
Browser

Subtasks

Feature #6384: Filtering proxy for the Tor control portResolved

History

#1 Updated by winterfairy about 6 years ago

This is a regression. Torbutton's new identity feature worked in Tails 0.20.1 and previous versions. Now it is greyed out. The only other way to get a new identity is to restart Tails (Vidalia's button doesn't count), which mostly isn't practical. => High priority?

And the ticket should be named "Torbutton new identity feature". I couldn't figure out how to rename it myself.

#2 Updated by winterfairy about 6 years ago

And add to known issue with this release, maybe?

#3 Updated by intrigeri about 6 years ago

  • Subject changed from Torbutton new circuit feature to New Identity feature in the web browser

#4 Updated by intrigeri about 6 years ago

winterfairy wrote:

And add to known issue with this release, maybe?

Done.

#5 Updated by sajolida about 6 years ago

A workaround for the time being is to:

1. Close the web browser.
2. Right-click on the Vidalia icon and choose "New identity".
3. Open the web browser again.

#6 Updated by fivalpea about 6 years ago

Bug still exists in 0.22~RC1 . I believe it is related to giving only admin access to tor control port (I tried to find the quote from .21 release but could not). This is a very annoying bug, and will be a security issue for many users who do not restart the browser each time, or even assume that because "new identity" is greyed out, it is not necessary.

#7 Updated by winterfairy almost 6 years ago

  • Status changed from Confirmed to In Progress
  • Assignee set to anonym
  • Target version set to Tails_0.23
  • QA Check set to Ready for QA
  • Feature Branch set to winterfairy:bugfix/torbutton-new-identity

I believe I have fixed this issue, see branch "winterfairy:bugfix/torbutton-new-identity" (based on devel). It is made possible through a control port proxy that only allows SIGNAL NEWNYM.

#9 Updated by intrigeri almost 6 years ago

  • Category set to 176

#10 Updated by anonym almost 6 years ago

  • Status changed from In Progress to 11
  • Assignee deleted (anonym)
  • QA Check changed from Ready for QA to Pass

Merged!

#11 Updated by anonym over 5 years ago

  • Status changed from 11 to Resolved

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