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Thread: Why no auto login despite allowing cookies?

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    Default Why no auto login despite allowing cookies?

    I have allowed to set cookies for opensuse.org and attachmategroup.com web site.

    But I still need to log in manually each time I visit opensuse.org.

    I do not delete cookies when closing Firefox.

    What is wrong there? Or where is my mistake?

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    Default Re: Why no auto login despite allowing cookies?

    On 2014-09-21 23:56, pinguin74 wrote:
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    > I have allowed to set cookies for opensuse.org and attachmategroup.com
    > web site.
    >
    > But I still need to log in manually each time I visit opensuse.org.


    Yes. It is intentionally so.

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    Default Re: Why no auto login despite allowing cookies?

    On Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:56:01 +0000, pinguin74 wrote:

    > I have allowed to set cookies for opensuse.org and attachmategroup.com
    > web site.
    >
    > But I still need to log in manually each time I visit opensuse.org.
    >
    > I do not delete cookies when closing Firefox.
    >
    > What is wrong there? Or where is my mistake?


    Nothing is wrong, this is by design. We use the same login system that's
    used by SUSE, Novell, NetIQ, and Attachmate, and the credentials protect
    access not just to forums, but also product license information.

    There are many, many threads here and in the comments/suggestions form
    that explain this.

    Jim



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    Default Re: Why no auto login despite allowing cookies?

    Quote Originally Posted by hendersj View Post
    (...)credentials protect access not just to forums, but also product license information.
    Ok. I do not have license information to protect on my PC. So why not let the user chose how to handle persisttent login?

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    Default Re: Why no auto login despite allowing cookies?

    Quote Originally Posted by pinguin74 View Post
    Ok. I do not have license information to protect on my PC. So why not let the user chose how to handle persisttent login?
    Just remember, its for youre own good and use those muscles to click the Login button
    VERBA VOLANT, SCRIPTA MANENT

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    Default Re: Why no auto login despite allowing cookies?

    On 2014-09-22 23:36, pinguin74 wrote:
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    > hendersj;2665700 Wrote:
    >> (...)credentials protect access not just to forums, but also product
    >> license information.

    >
    > Ok. I do not have license information to protect on my PC.


    Not the information on your PC. The information on Novell servers.

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    Default Re: Why no auto login despite allowing cookies?

    On Mon, 22 Sep 2014 21:36:01 +0000, pinguin74 wrote:

    > hendersj;2665700 Wrote:
    >> (...)credentials protect access not just to forums, but also product
    >> license information.
    >>
    >>

    > Ok. I do not have license information to protect on my PC. So why not
    > let the user chose how to handle persisttent login?


    Because we use a single login system that crosses these different systems
    - and we're not going to implement a secondary system.

    Logging in isn't that difficult - we leave the cookie active for 8 hours
    of inactivity, so as long as you don't clear your cookies when you close
    your browser, in theory you should be fine.

    As I mentioned, this has been asked many, many times in the past and our
    answer has not changed. We do understand that some people see logging in
    as an inconvenience - but it's part of what we require.

    You also use this login to access bugzilla and other openSUSE-related
    systems, so security is a bit more important than if it were just a
    forum. Because we treat security seriously here, we have not had
    passwords compromised even when a known exploit was used against the
    forum software.

    Which makes us inclined to keep doing things the way we're doing them.

    Jim



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