Review Request: New Kwallet scheme for Khtml user-password form saving (enabling multiple accounts per site)

Filip Brcic brcha at
Thu Aug 5 13:33:43 BST 2010

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Review request for kdelibs.


This patch adds support for storing multiple web-site accounts in KWallet when using Khtml-based browser (=Konqueror).

Originally Khtml saved whole forms (containing at least one password field) in KWallet as a map. Support for that behavior is still included, but new approach takes precedence.

Key features of this new approach are the following:

Login page is identified by having 2 form input fields, one that is plain text
field, and the other that is the password field. All other form types are
left to be handled by the original map-based approach.

Login on one site is universal on that site. That means that if you can login using
multiple URLs (like on, the login data will be stored only once
and used on all login pages.

All account usernames on the site are stored as PASSWORD value in the FormData
folder of Network KWallet with the key:


where SITE stands for host part of the URL.

All passwords are stored as PASSWORD value in the FormData folder of the
Network KWallet with the key:


When you come to the SITE's login page, the system offers you to autocomplete
username. When you select some username from the autocomplete list, the system
autofills the correct password.

No username if prefilled, but that could be easily done (for example, by
selecting the first username from the accounts list or by keeping record which
username was last used).

This addresses bug 72317.


  /trunk/KDE/kdelibs/khtml/html/html_formimpl.h 1159459 
  /trunk/KDE/kdelibs/khtml/html/html_formimpl.cpp 1159459 
  /trunk/KDE/kdelibs/khtml/khtml_part.h 1159459 
  /trunk/KDE/kdelibs/khtml/khtml_part.cpp 1159459 
  /trunk/KDE/kdelibs/khtml/khtml_wallet_p.h 1159459 
  /trunk/KDE/kdelibs/khtml/rendering/render_form.cpp 1159459 
  /trunk/KDE/kdelibs/khtml/ui/passwordbar/storepassbar.h 1159459 
  /trunk/KDE/kdelibs/khtml/ui/passwordbar/storepassbar.cpp 1159459 



I made this patch from the current kdelibs trunk checkout, yet I tested it also
on kdelibs 4.3.3 and it applies correctly (actually it doesn't since the
copyright comments don't apply correctly, but if you ignore those few errors as
they only relate to the comments, not the code, the patch does apply). Therefore, it is safe to
assume this patch works on all versions of kdelibs from 4.3.3 to trunk
(possibly with some older versions, but I didn't check that).

Also, I ran the patched kdelibs for two weeks and it works well.


Here's how it looks like in KWallet



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