I saw the same thing.  I ended up moving all calendars to à new account and it 
worked.  But, I had to authenticate à few times before it stuck.

At least I now know that I was not the only person.  I hope that they fix this.


On 2013-01-11, at 15:51, Nobody <pwy...@xkl.com> wrote:

> I noticed myself after upgrading to Thunderbird 17 that I was being prompted 
> to authenticate seemingly for every calendar I was subscribed to in addition 
> to once for my mail.
> After a lot of tinkering with versions and settings, I found myself digging 
> through the extracted contents of the Lightning extension.
> There, I found the file calAuthUtils.jsm in the modules sub directory.
> I've found that if I overwrite the "cal.auth.Prompt.prototype" 
> definition/code block, with the version from lightning-1.0b2.105i (Inverse 
> Edition for the 3.x release), and of course, re-zip the extension back up and 
> re-install it, I get the old behavior of only being prompted to enter my 
> password twice, once for mail and once for all of my calendars.
> This appears to work on Linux and OSX with 17.0.2.
> I've yet to test with the 10.x series or with Windows but I suspect its the 
> same issue.
> I believe it has to do with the way the authentication realms are being 
> handled for CalDAV auth, but I'm no expert.
> Hope maybe this will help and not break too much stuff.
> Seems to work.
> On 12/14/2012 12:34 AM, Luca Olivetti wrote:
>> Al 14/12/2012 9:17, En/na Buddy Butterfly ha escrit:
>>> Hi Luca,
>>> you should use the master password as TB stores all passwords in
>>> cleartext by default!
>> Why do you think I forcefully disabled password caching until now?
>> Anyway, now that's no more possible, my question was:
>> is there a way to programmatically *FORCE* on my users the use of a
>> master password?
>> Bye
>>> Regards,
>>> Matt
>>> Am 14.12.2012 09:10, schrieb Luca Olivetti:
>>>> Al 13/12/2012 13:37, En/na Luca Olivetti ha escrit:
>>>>> Al 13/12/2012 11:22, En/na Thoralf Schulze ha escrit:
>>>>>> hi Luca,
>>>>>> Am 13.12.2012 10:44 schrieb Luca Olivetti:
>>>>>>> I'm trying thunderbird 17 esr with the corresponding extensions and I
>>>>>>> still see it has the same problem: it asks for the password several
>>>>>>> times.
>>>>>> have a look at the startup master-extension¹ for thunderbird … it
>>>>>> works
>>>>>> quite fine here for thunderbird 10esr, at least regarding tb asking
>>>>>> for
>>>>>> its master passwort several times.
>>>>>> with kind regards,
>>>>>> t.
>>>>>> ¹ - https://addons.mozilla.org/de/thunderbird/addon/startupmaster/
>>>>> Maybe, but I don't like/want to set a master password, I just want my
>>>>> users to introduce their login password once, like it was possible with
>>>>> the integrator for thunderbird 3.
>>>> OK, since it seems it's not possible to do that, I could enable
>>>> password caching, but I'd like a way to force the use of a master
>>>> password, to be set the first time my users start the upgraded
>>>> thunderbird.
>>>> My google-fu failed me to find a way, do you know if is there one?
>>>> Bye
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