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I am using MB 4.0.4  1.0.785.

I have turned on the user access option.  Under Settings I have selected all 4 options, General, Notifications, Security, and Account.


When I start MB and click on the Settings cog wheel it doesn't prompt me to enter the password.  Why not?

Also, it opens the settings on the Account Details tab. There I can click on the Deactivate link and deactivate MB without being prompted for the password.  Why not?

I would have expected to have to enter the password in both cases.  In fact I would have thought I'd have to enter the password even before seeing the account details.  

What am I missing?


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It appears that you have discovered a bug.  I was able to confirm your findings.  If you click to access a different tab in settings that you don't have password protected (such as About or Allow List) and then try to return to the Account Details tab you will find that it does indeed prompt you for the password so I suspect that for whatever reason it is defaulting to that tab and allowing access without requiring a password when the User Access function is enabled.

I will be sure to report this issue to the Product team for analysis.

Please let us know if you find any further issues.


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  • 1 month later...

Now when I open and click on the settings cog wheel it is opening the settings to the Allow List tab without prompting me for my password.  Once there I am able to add items to the allow list without having to enter my password.

For a security program this seems like a major bug and should be fixed asap.  At the very least About tab should be the default tab so that nothing of any importance is available prior to entering the password.


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  • 3 weeks later...

It the new version 4.1.0 clicking on the settings cog wheel usually takes me to the About tab.  If I try to access any other tab I am prompted for my password... with the exception of the Display tab.  I'm assuming this is as planned as there is no option in access control for that tab.

When it doesn't open to the About tab, it opens to the Display tab.   

Why would it sometimes open to the Display tab instead of always opening to the About tab?

Does this mean a fix for this issue was in 4.1.0?  If so, the issue appears to be fixed.  if not, I guess it is just coincidence that it is now only opening to the About or Display tabs.


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Whenever I access settings for the first time it starts in the General tab (no password set/user access control disabled) and whenever I close the settings panel and then reopen it, it opens to the same tab I was previously viewing so I'm guessing that in your case, whenever you last accessed the Display tab it will open to that tab the next time you access settings.

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Doesn't happen that way for me.  I went into settings and it opened to the About tab.  I went to the Display tab.  I then closed the settings "window".  I went back into settings and it opened to the About tab.  So I'm not sure why sometimes it opened to the Display tab.

Does anyone know if this issue was supposed to have been fixed in 4.1.0?


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