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    Default how to stay logged into forums indefinately?

    I am always asked to login to openSUSE forums. I'd like the forums to remember me. how can I do this? If not, can this be implemented?
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    Default Re: how to stay logged into forums indefinately?

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    Default Re: how to stay logged into forums indefinately?

    I'm afraid the answer to both questions is no. The openSUSE community's single sign on uses iChain, and the session timeout is set by Novell IT. We have no control over either.
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    Default Re: how to stay logged into forums indefinately?

    The closest you can get under the present set up is to have Firefox remember your password, not the same, not what you were after but that as good as it gets for now.
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    Default Re: how to stay logged into forums indefinately?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sagemta View Post
    The closest you can get under the present set up is to have Firefox remember your password, not the same, not what you were after but that as good as it gets for now.
    Same for Konqueror.

    Als as long as I leave a window open (can be minimized) new windows are login in on start. But that only for about an hour or so. After that I often have to remove the cookies from opensuse.org to get the login working again.
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    Default Re: how to stay logged into forums indefinately?

    > But that only for about an hour or so.

    i remain amazed that the timeout here is so short....my online broker,
    for example lets me stay online and inactive for up eight hours...

    well, i am allowed to edit that though my profile, and can pick for
    myself a timeout of 55 minutes, two hours, four hours or 8 hours..

    it would be nice if we had that capability here, huh?
    maybe if enough of us ASK NICELY for a longer default time-out, we could
    get it...

    how about someone start a poll to see what the community would like for
    a default timeout??

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    Default Re: how to stay logged into forums indefinately?

    On Wed, 09 Jul 2008 13:27:11 +0000, DenverD wrote:

    >> But that only for about an hour or so.

    >
    > i remain amazed that the timeout here is so short....my online broker,
    > for example lets me stay online and inactive for up eight hours...
    >
    > well, i am allowed to edit that though my profile, and can pick for
    > myself a timeout of 55 minutes, two hours, four hours or 8 hours..
    >
    > it would be nice if we had that capability here, huh? maybe if enough of
    > us ASK NICELY for a longer default time-out, we could get it...
    >
    > how about someone start a poll to see what the community would like for
    > a default timeout??


    The timeout is there not just for the forums, but for all logins to the
    Novell website (same system front-ends it). The timeout is set the way
    it is for security purposes - since when logged in, you have access to
    all the product you're entitled to as well as license information, etc.

    Because of the sensitive nature of some of the information that is
    accessible, the timeout makes sense as it is, and I don't think there's a
    good chance of having it increased. I understand your point about your
    online broker having a longer timeout - assuming you mean investment
    broker, yeah, that's financial information. But I think people will tend
    to log out and close their browser more consistently when their personal
    financial information is on the line. Less so when they think the login
    they're using is only for access to a community website (without thinking
    about the other things you can access that can do potential harm).

    That said, it never hurts to ask.

    Jim


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    Default Re: how to stay logged into forums indefinately?

    DenverD,

    > it would be nice if we had that capability here, huh?
    > maybe if enough of us ASK NICELY for a longer default time-out, we could
    > get it...


    I'm seeing what can be done. The problem is that the opensuse/Novell login
    system is tied to all Novell/openSUSE pages of which these forums are part,
    and the 60 minute limit keeps the connections at a level that keeps the
    performance of the servers reasonable and makes it so someone like yourself
    doesn't have slow connection problems.

    I'm talking to Novell's IT dept. about it to see if anything can be done,
    but forums are just one pixel in a bigger picture so for right now, 60
    minutes it is. I'll let you know if that changes.

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    Default Re: how to stay logged into forums indefinately?

    thanks for the insight..

    just thinking out loud...if it is being worked, that is good enough for
    me--no need to respond..

    but, i do wonder 'why' it was _necessary_ to lump the log-ins here along
    with those at ALL Novell pages? (i'm thinking now about Jim's post that
    the folks with a Novell license need to protect their stuff, over
    there....but, we have nothing here needing that level of security..

    _maybe_ it "makes sense" to open this place up a little..

    and, maybe not :-)

    i mean, i've not counted the number of folks who have complained about
    the forced "too quick" log offs...where as google lets me log in once
    each two weeks (i guess they use a cookie)....which [imho] ought to be
    good enough for the forum..

    (hmmmmmm...just as a matter of interest, i wonder how many with license
    access (the ones Jim referred to) come over here anyway? seems if they
    did their cookie jar could have a pass to come on in here... sure, the
    userID creation routines on both sides would have to talk to each other
    to make sure there were no dups created..)

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    Default Re: how to stay logged into forums indefinately?

    On Wed, 09 Jul 2008 16:08:21 +0000, DenverD wrote:

    > but, i do wonder 'why' it was _necessary_ to lump the log-ins here along
    > with those at ALL Novell pages? (i'm thinking now about Jim's post that
    > the folks with a Novell license need to protect their stuff, over
    > there....but, we have nothing here needing that level of security..


    Because from an end user standpoint, one login is much easier for users
    to deal with than a login for each system. One of Novell's main lines of
    business is identity and access management. One of the aims of those
    products is to provide a user with *a* login name and password and with
    unified access controls to simplify systems administration.

    Jim

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