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    Default Couple of suggestions

    There doesn't appear to be a "remember me" function which most forums have to keep you logged in. It's a great little feature and would benefit these forums.

    When I go directly to a sub forum by typing the url in the address bar, I always get redirected back to the main forum page. This is surprisingly annoying!
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    Default Re: Couple of suggestions

    On Sun, 18 Jul 2010 09:36:01 +0000, richard-g wrote:

    > There doesn't appear to be a "remember me" function which most forums
    > have to keep you logged in. It's a great little feature and would
    > benefit these forums.


    This has been discussed before - the reason there isn't a "remember me"
    function is that the authentication isn't actually provided by the
    forums, but rather by Novell's identity infrastructure. That
    infrastructure also provides access to Novell licenses and other
    information that's specific to a customer, so there is a timeout to
    automatically revoke the permissions (otherwise someone could walk up to
    your computer and steal your license files, for example).

    > When I go directly to a sub forum by typing the url in the address bar,
    > I always get redirected back to the main forum page. This is
    > surprisingly annoying!


    This is usually a cookie issue, from what I recall. Clearing cache and
    cookies *might* help.

    Jim

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    Default Re: Couple of suggestions

    I use KDE's KWallet which remembers the site and so don't need a 'remember me' option which I usually turn off if a website offers it.

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    Default Re: Couple of suggestions

    Quote Originally Posted by hendersj View Post
    This has been discussed before - the reason there isn't a "remember me"
    function is that the authentication isn't actually provided by the
    forums, but rather by Novell's identity infrastructure. That
    infrastructure also provides access to Novell licenses and other
    information that's specific to a customer, so there is a timeout to
    automatically revoke the permissions (otherwise someone could walk up to
    your computer and steal your license files, for example).
    OK. That makes sense. Integrated authentication has more benefits than drawbacks.

    Quote Originally Posted by hendersj;2191373
    This is usually a cookie issue, from what I recall. Clearing cache and
    cookies *might* help.[URL="http://tinyurl.com/openSUSE-T-C"
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