What happened to persistent login?

Discussion in 'Ask Baldy, Blame Cannonshot' started by Steve_h, Jun 29, 2018.

  1. Steve_h

    Steve_h Been here awhile

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    I was on the site today 6/28/18 and suddenly found myself logged out. I did not leave the site. I did not exit my browser. I was reading threads and suddenly I was no longer logged in.

    When I log in now and check to login for keeps, forever, whatever the wording is, I get logged in but as soon as I exit my browser and then come back, I am not logged in again. I previously never had to log in again unless I cleared cache and website data.

    I have changed nothing, no software upgrades, no settings changes.
    Running Linux Mint 18.3, Firefox 60.0.2.

    I have made sure that I am not private browsing or pocket browsing. I have made sure that accepting cookies is enabled and I have even expressly allowed cookies from advrider.com.

    Any ideas what's happening?
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  2. GB

    GB . Administrator

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    Have you noticed if your browser address for this site is the new secure https link: https://advrider.com/index.php

    Log out, clear the cookie cache and try logging in with the secure link and see if that keeps you logged in.
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  3. Steve_h

    Steve_h Been here awhile

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    I tried it. Still the same. It doesn't remember me.
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  4. 9Realms

    9Realms Drawn in by the complex plot

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    Sounds like browser setting got bumped, not a site issue.
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  5. Steve_h

    Steve_h Been here awhile

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    I tried logging out. exiting browser. starting browser. deleting all stored data (cache, site info, cookies, everything).
    Checked to make sure it was all gone. Exited and restarted browser. Logged in. Exited browser. Started browser. Still doesn't persist. not having trouble with persisten login on other sites.

    I was actively reading a thread when I found myself logged out and logged back in. It hasn't retained the login since. Whenever I close the browser, my login is gone.
    Is it a cookie that keeps login information? If so, I have cookies from advrider.com set to allways allow and I have cookies from advrider.com after exiting the browser and restarting it.

    Any ideas, points in the right direction would sure be appreciated.
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  6. Walterxr650l

    Walterxr650l Long timer

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    Try deleting your bookmark that points to Advrider. Then set a new bookmark that points to the new address with https.

    This has seemed to fix the issue for me.

    Walter
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  7. Steve_h

    Steve_h Been here awhile

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    Hi Walter,

    Thanks for the idea. It didn't work for me though.

    But, it pointed me in the right direction.
    I have had an always allow exclusion on cookie deletion when I close firefox so that my login would remain.
    When I looked a little more closely and with fresh eyes after a good night's sleep, I saw something I skimmed over before.
    The exclusion was for http://advrider.com.
    When I changed it to https://advrider.com, it fixed the issue and logins persist again.

    Thank you everyone who offered help and suggestions. I didn't know if something had changed with the site. It did. When the site went to https, the login cookie didn't renew because the exception didn't allow it to stay. When the old login cookie expired, I began having the problem. Maybe this will help someone else who has a strange problem like this.
    I delete cookies when I close firefox to trash all the tracking cookies that get planted from different sites. The only ones that remain have exceptions spelled out.
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