NetworkManager Web Authentication

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Name of Project

NetworkManager Web Authentication


NetworkManager knows how to connect to many different types of networks, both wired and wireless, and can auto-authenticate to WEP and WPA networks. However, it can't auto-authenticate to networks that require a web-based login, which includes many wired and wireless networks such as SeneNET and AirYork.

Modify NetworkManager so that it talks (though dbus) to a Firefox extension for automatic login to a web-authenticated network.

Resources: ctyler, (roc, callion for dbus)


Project Contributor(s)

  • None

Contribution Opportunities

  • Test on different web-authenticated networks (0.2 or 0.3 release)
  • list of network devices (eth0, wlan1, etc) that may need web login
  • Keeping directory structures intact when exporting files during build (see this blog post for more details)

Project Details

Project News / Updates

10/17/2008 -

  • Near-complete 0.1 release ready. A few small fixes would be nice, but seems good to go

10/14/2008 -

  • The XPCOM objects compile, and have DBus support in them

10/09/2008 -

  • I now know I need XPCOM objects too talk with the D-Bus dbus
  • Almost have the components compiled, then can add functionality

09/18/2008 -

  • Met with David and Chris to talk about how this will be done
  • 0.1 release will be a small extension in Firefox and a second program to talk back & forth via dbus

09/16/2008 -

  • Created Project page for this project.

NetworkManager Bugs