Bug 62574 - Make RootCA certificate pop-up less confusing
Summary: Make RootCA certificate pop-up less confusing
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: JMeter
Classification: Unclassified
Component: HTTP (show other bugs)
Version: 4.0
Hardware: All All
: P2 enhancement (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: JMeter issues mailing list
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Reported: 2018-07-26 17:15 UTC by Sebb
Modified: 2019-05-15 10:14 UTC (History)
1 user (show)



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Display message longer (2.96 KB, patch)
2018-07-27 19:10 UTC, Felix Schumacher
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Description Sebb 2018-07-26 17:15:17 UTC
The RootCA cert pop-up that appears on starting a recording auto-closes after a few seconds.

Since this contains vital information for the user, they need to be able to read  it, and it should not close until they click OK.
Comment 1 Philippe Mouawad 2018-07-26 17:33:16 UTC
(In reply to Sebb from comment #0)
> The RootCA cert pop-up that appears on starting a recording auto-closes
> after a few seconds.
> 
> Since this contains vital information for the user, they need to be able to
> read  it, and it should not close until they click OK.

From lot of SO questions, this popup is cryptic for most users whi even think it’s a bug.

I don’t think it’s a bug, nor it would be an enhancement to remove the new behavior.

Regards
Comment 2 Sebb 2018-07-27 00:27:32 UTC
The user must be able to read the contents.

If the contents are not clear, then the text needs to be improved.
Comment 3 Felix Schumacher 2018-07-27 18:39:35 UTC
I tried to read the displayed dialog and understand it in the seven seconds it is now displayed and had no chance to read to the end.

Maybe it is too hot outside, maybe it is too much information to digest in the short time :)

I think we should give the user more time (endless?) and maybe rename the "OK" button to "Understood" to make it clear, that thus is an informational dialog.
Comment 4 Philippe Mouawad 2018-07-27 18:41:52 UTC
(In reply to Felix Schumacher from comment #3)
> I tried to read the displayed dialog and understand it in the seven seconds
> it is now displayed and had no chance to read to the end.
> 
> Maybe it is too hot outside, maybe it is too much information to digest in
> the short time :)

Maybe increase to 10s ?
> 
> I think we should give the user more time (endless?) and maybe rename the
> "OK" button to "Understood" to make it clear, that thus is an informational
> dialog.

Yes good idea
Comment 5 Felix Schumacher 2018-07-27 19:10:05 UTC
Created attachment 36054 [details]
Display message longer

Display the message a bit longer before closing it automatically (maybe it would really be a good idea to not close it automatically) and change the "OK" button to "Understood" (no i18n yet).

Display information on how to change the default validity period of the generated CA.
Comment 6 Philippe Mouawad 2019-05-15 10:13:57 UTC
Ok for patch.
Note that now templates accept parameters, we could add it as a parameter and generate certificate for a longer duration.
Comment 7 Philippe Mouawad 2019-05-15 10:14:47 UTC
Requalifying as enhancement as bug report was against a nightly change later reverted.