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/* This Source Code Form is subject to the terms of the Mozilla Public
* License, v. 2.0. If a copy of the MPL was not distributed with this
* file, You can obtain one at */
#include "nsISupports.idl"
interface nsIAuthPromptCallback;
interface nsIChannel;
interface nsICancelable;
interface nsIAuthInformation;
* An interface allowing to prompt for a username and password. This interface
* is usually acquired using getInterface on notification callbacks or similar.
* It can be used to prompt users for authentication information, either
* synchronously or asynchronously.
[scriptable, uuid(651395EB-8612-4876-8AC0-A88D4DCE9E1E)]
interface nsIAuthPrompt2 : nsISupports
/** @name Security Levels */
/* @{ */
* The password will be sent unencrypted. No security provided.
const uint32_t LEVEL_NONE = 0;
* Password will be sent encrypted, but the connection is otherwise
* insecure.
const uint32_t LEVEL_PW_ENCRYPTED = 1;
* The connection, both for password and data, is secure.
const uint32_t LEVEL_SECURE = 2;
/* @} */
* Requests a username and a password. Implementations will commonly show a
* dialog with a username and password field, depending on flags also a
* domain field.
* @param aChannel
* The channel that requires authentication.
* @param level
* One of the level constants from above. See there for descriptions
* of the levels.
* @param authInfo
* Authentication information object. The implementation should fill in
* this object with the information entered by the user before
* returning.
* @retval true
* Authentication can proceed using the values in the authInfo
* object.
* @retval false
* Authentication should be cancelled, usually because the user did
* not provide username/password.
* @note Exceptions thrown from this function will be treated like a
* return value of false.
* @deprecated use asyncPromptAuth
boolean promptAuth(in nsIChannel aChannel,
in uint32_t level,
in nsIAuthInformation authInfo);
* Asynchronously prompt the user for a username and password.
* This has largely the same semantics as promptUsernameAndPassword(),
* but must return immediately after calling and return the entered
* data in a callback.
* If the user closes the dialog using a cancel button or similar,
* the callback's nsIAuthPromptCallback::onAuthCancelled method must be
* called.
* Calling nsICancelable::cancel on the returned object SHOULD close the
* dialog and MUST call nsIAuthPromptCallback::onAuthCancelled on the provided
* callback.
* This implementation may:
* 1) Coalesce identical prompts. This means prompts that are guaranteed to
* want the same auth information from the user. A single prompt will be
* shown; then the callbacks for all the coalesced prompts will be notified
* with the resulting auth information.
* 2) Serialize prompts that are all in the same "context" (this might mean
* application-wide, for a given window, or something else depending on
* the user interface) so that the user is not deluged with prompts.
* @throw
* This method may throw any exception when the prompt fails to queue e.g
* because of out-of-memory error. It must not throw when the prompt
* could already be potentially shown to the user. In that case information
* about the failure has to come through the callback. This way we
* prevent multiple dialogs shown to the user because consumer may fall
* back to synchronous prompt on synchronous failure of this method.
nsICancelable asyncPromptAuth(in nsIChannel aChannel,
in nsIAuthPromptCallback aCallback,
in nsISupports aContext,
in uint32_t level,
in nsIAuthInformation authInfo);