Besides the incident mis-reported in the Technical Help forums about someone who has had to login many, many times before the login succeeds (I have not experienced that),
For a few weeks now consistently,
I have noticed the normally “single sign on” where if I typically login to the Technical Help forums automatically logs me into the bugzilla and wiki pages, that no longer consistently works at all now (in fact fails more often than not). Typically a page might display as though my existing login is recognized but only to view… Then if I should attempt to edit/modify/create anything I am prompted to re-login using the login form appropriate for that particular website.
In the past this didn’t always work consistently… For instance I found that although logging in to the Technical Help forums enabled me to be fully logged into other websites, if I logged in elsewhere first (eg a wiki page) I sometimes had to re-login to the Technical Help forums.
So, I can see that some changes are being implemented in how website authentication works, don’t know if it’s related to the recent news I read that Attachmate is divesting many of the assets it acquired by Novell and openSUSE will now be “owned” by someone else (I forget at the moment whom)
There were recent changes. The login is now done at microfocus instead of at novell.
Apart from that. I still find myself logged into the bugzilla, provided that I access it as bugzilla.opensuse.org. If I use a different way of accessing it, then I am not automatically logged in because of my forum login. But this isn’t that much of a change. Before the Bugzilla update, we accessed it at bugzilla.novell.com. And a forum login did not leave me automatically logged in there, though if I attempted to login then it did not ask for additional authentication. I haven’t tried that recently.
Previously, when logged into the forum I was automatically logged into the Wiki but I was not logged into OpenFate. I just tested. And now it seems that I am not logged into the Wiki, but I am logged into OpenFate.
> don’t know if it’s related to the recent news I read that Attachmate is
> divesting many of the assets it acquired by Novell and openSUSE will now
> be “owned” by someone else (I forget at the moment whom)
Attachmate is no longer a going interest. It was acquired by Micro Focus
SUSE is a business unit of Micro Focus, and openSUSE is - and continues
to be - a community project sponsored by SUSE.
Nothing has changed in that regard. Talking to Richard Brown (the chair
of the openSUSE board), nothing is changing in that regard.