New Identity feature in the web browser
#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.
#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.