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12-Aug-2012, 09:43 PM #1
Thunderbird Calendar Password Retention
I'm posting in this forum hoping I'm in the right place.

I've recently (last day or two) been repeatedly asked by Thunderbird to provide my password to access my Gmail calendars. I'm not aware of having changed anything so I'm a little puzzled. I enter the password, the request pops up again, I re-enter the password, it pops up again, etc. It won't retain it.

I don't know how to tell you what version I'm using. Help>About says I'm using Thunderbird 14. This puzzles me a little too because I see so many posts referring to Thunderbird 3. Have there been that many releases or am I missing something?

So, two questions: Any suggestions on the password issue? And is Thunderbird 14 really the version I'm using?

BTW, this machine is Vista. But I'm having the same issue on Win7.

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13-Aug-2012, 05:38 AM #2
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BTW, this machine is Vista. But I'm having the same issue on Win7.
same problem on two different machines

I would check the account settings - for password type - under server settings
are you using imap or pop to connect to gmail

latest version of thunderbird and updates - show as 14 (at least on my PC they are)
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15-Aug-2012, 06:12 PM #3
I'm using IMAP. (sorry, always forget to mention that)

I checked my settings and it is set to Connection security: SSL/TLS; Authentication method: Normal password.

The pop-up I'm getting says: "Authentication Required: A username and password are being requested by https://www.google.com. The site says: "Google CalDAV"." Fields are there for User Name and Password, which I enter. There is a box below that saying "Use Password Manager to remember this password." I've tried checking that box and leaving it unchecked. Doesn't seem to matter.

Wondering if I should abandon my attempts to use Lightning? This from Google Calendar Help:

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System requirements
  • Apple iCal 3.x and up (on Mac OS X v10.5+), Mozilla Sunbird 0.8+ and Lightning in Thunderbird support CalDAV sync. Please note that CalDAV sync is considered an experimental feature with limited technical assistance available.
Using other CalDAV-supported calendar applications
  • While other calendar applications support CalDAV, Google Calendar only supports CalDAV using Apple iCal or Mozilla Sunbird.
I've read that Sunbird has been abandoned, so any thoughts on if I should pursue this?
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15-Aug-2012, 09:23 PM #4
This is happening to all users in my organization as well, Mac and Win platforms. As far as I can tell, it just happens with Thunderbird v14 and Lightning v1.6.

The problem seems to be that Tbird is not remembering CalDAV passwords. I can't tell whether this is a Tbird problem or a Lightning problem, though.

I can't stand Mozilla's half-assed rapid-release schedule. It's like we're guinea pigs for their crappy beta software.
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