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    Default wow, I'm still logged in after 5 hours!!

    I left my browser with the opensuseforums page open and went out.

    When I got back in I refreshed the page expecting it to tell me that I have to login again (as it normally does every few minutes!), and I was still logged in!

    This is 5 hours later by the way.

    If this is a forum bug, I like it, please don't fix it .

    No I was wrong, it's 7 hours!
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    Default Re: wow, I'm still logged in after 5 hours!!

    ++ respect to growbag, having to log-in every time I look away, close session etc is a proper pain, I have to re-size etc as well...... There is no need! (?) (Is there?)
    I have asked before and it was explained that it was to do with access to Novell. I never wanted access to Novell, just the forum.

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    Default Re: wow, I'm still logged in after 5 hours!!

    Quote Originally Posted by growbag View Post
    I left my browser with the opensuseforums page open and went out.

    When I got back in I refreshed the page expecting it to tell me that I have to login again (as it normally does every few minutes!), and I was still logged in!

    This is 5 hours later by the way.

    If this is a forum bug, I like it, please don't fix it .

    No I was wrong, it's 7 hours!
    Just a guess! Perhaps you are using the forum's basic skin where I see can't logout. maybe a bug too that is bugging me.
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    Default Re: wow, I'm still logged in after 5 hours!!

    Yes, my page is set to default. But it's always been on that, nothing has changed, well, I certainly didn't change anything .

    It just now asked me to log in, but I clicked on login and it didn't send me to the login page, just automatically showed me as logged in again!

    Odd behaviour, but nice .

    I'm wondering if it's something to do with the power outages in Nrnberg they were having. Maybe they should be permanent .
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    Default Re: wow, I'm still logged in after 5 hours!!

    On Sat, 12 Sep 2009 20:36:01 +0000, wakou wrote:

    > I have asked before and it was explained that it was to do with access
    > to Novell. I never wanted access to Novell, just the forum.


    Because it's all one authentication system. Since the login grants
    access to these forums and to (for those who own Novell products)
    information on their product licenses and other sensitive customer
    company information, the login has to be set to expire so as to not
    compromise that data.

    Jim

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    Default Re: wow, I'm still logged in after 5 hours!!

    to me, it is pure stupid to hamstring all openSUSE forum users just in
    case we _might_ also have sensitive customer information over on
    Novell...and might be stupid enough to log on and THEN walk away from
    our computer, in an uncontrolled office...where lurking in the corner
    is someone just waiting to steal some Novell software, or *what*??

    personally, if i ever had a need to access Novell i'd be doing it with
    a different account, with a stronger user ID and strong password..

    i do wonder just how many folks here actually need to protect their
    Novell secrets? [i would start a poll but i know the decision has been
    made to use Novell's chained password thingy....i suspect that
    decision was made so it might help Novell in SELLING their software
    <http://www.novell.com/solutions/identity-and-access/> ...now we have
    both the Studio and the build a geeko requiring THREE different
    logins...but, still we have to here be tied to an unneeded and mostly
    unwanted commercial account protecting system..]

    but, i've been though this before: my online broker account (with real
    money at stake) allows a 12 hour sign in...and, several bank accounts
    allow 6+ hours of sign in (google is what TWO WEEKS)...but, openSUSE
    forums are not at all open, past one hour... duh!

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    Default Re: wow, I'm still logged in after 5 hours!!

    On Sun, 13 Sep 2009 08:41:43 +0000, platinum wrote:

    > now we have both
    > the Studio and the build a geeko requiring THREE different logins


    The reasoning (which I'm not involved in - just the messenger here) is to
    reduce the number of logins to avoid complaints like this. And I would
    actually prefer that Studio and "Build a Geeko" integrated as well.

    Jim

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    Default Re: wow, I'm still logged in after 5 hours!!

    and, if they integrated ALL sign-ins that would at least strengthen
    their reasoning...

    as it is.... well, you can see..

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    Default Re: wow, I'm still logged in after 5 hours!!

    On Sun, 13 Sep 2009 18:34:19 +0000, platinum wrote:

    > and, if they integrated ALL sign-ins that would at least strengthen
    > their reasoning...


    I agree. As I thought about it a bit more, the login was already
    integrated for the Novell forums, so the implementation for OSF was
    already implemented. A case of "we can't control these other things, but
    we can control what we do". Since it's maintained by the same technical
    team, two different implementations would also mean more work to manage.

    > as it is.... well, you can see..


    Yup. We control only what we control.

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    Default Re: wow, I'm still logged in after 5 hours!!

    > Yup. We control only what we control.

    are you saying that Novell does not own/control either Studio or geeko
    builder?

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