GroupWise Launches Without Prompting for Username or Password

  • 7008960
  • 07-Jul-2011
  • 27-Apr-2012


Novell GroupWise 8 Support Pack 2 Hot Patch 2
Microsoft Windows XP Professional Windows XP Professional Support Pack 3
Microsoft Excel 2003
Microsoft Word 2003


Not closing Microsoft Word or Excel causes GroupWise to load without prompting for a username or password

Steps to reproduce this defect:

1.) Launch GroupWise Client 8.0.2 build 92614 and login
2.) Open a file (XLS or DOC) in MS Office 2003
3.) Click File -> Send To -> Mail Recipient (as Attachment)
4.) Don't need to actually send the file, just cancel the email
5.) Close GroupWise client, but leave MS Office open
6.) Launch GroupWise client
7.) You do not get prompted to login, and it auto-logs in as former user.



1.  Close Microsoft Excel 2003/Microsoft Word 2003 (the real security breach).

2.  Do File | New in Microsoft Excel 2003/Microsoft Word 2003.


Reported to Engineering