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"automatically log me in each time I visit" doesn't

Created Fri, 27 May 2011 17:10:11 +0000 by WestfW


Fri, 27 May 2011 17:10:11 +0000

When I log into the forum there's a checkbox that says "automatically log me in each time I visit", but it doesn't seem to have any effect. Combined with a rather short inactivity timeout that automatically logs me out, and the failure of the login page to be recognized by firefox's password-remembering tools, this makes the chipkit forum annoying to use.

(what's WITH forum software, anyway. Security is a good thing, I suppose, but I keep running into the most draconian enforcement on the sites where security seems to me to be least important ("yeah, we need an 8 character password with mixed case, numbers, and punctuation, AND a 15 minute timeout, in order for you to make pithy comments on our silly web comic..."))

(I'm using firefox 3.latest on MacOS 10.5.latest. and adafruit keep me logged in (or automatically re-log me in) for days or weeks on end...)


Fri, 27 May 2011 22:44:19 +0000

I've changed a few options that should solve the timeout problem - the auto login issue will take me some time to investigate. Some of it could be an issue with mirroring - because of the way things were registered, and our end goal of using the .cc domain, we have to use a mirror instead of a redirect. If you could try using and let me know if autologin is still broken that would be helpful. I'll fix it - thanks for letting me know!

And sorry for the initial security - first time running a (hopefully very!!) large scale forum that people may come to depend on. Erring on the side of caution for now!



Mon, 30 May 2011 19:41:20 +0000

I'm not noticing any difference (I guess the timeout could be longer than it was, but it still isn't more than 8 hours or so; I was on last night at 0330, and now at 1230 I had to log in again.)


Mon, 06 Jun 2011 01:24:38 +0000

It seems to work for me if I use, but not I believe that it is related to my brower's cookie settings.


Mon, 06 Jun 2011 15:41:21 +0000

Sorry haven't had time to test yet :( Jason, if you find any problems please let me know... I still think it may be a mirroring and or browser issue...


Mon, 06 Jun 2011 22:50:49 +0000

seems to work for me if I use

Confirmed! Yea!


Tue, 07 Jun 2011 16:42:34 +0000

I really think it is a mirroring issue. Won't be able to fix that for another month until I can transfer registrations... :(


Sat, 18 Jun 2011 05:10:37 +0000

I agree that the browser might be the problem.Try reporting to the browser provider or try it to another browser.I am not yet experiencing that problem but willing to give you another info when I learned it.


Tue, 06 Dec 2011 17:00:39 +0000

I didnt know there was a time limit. Are you sure the problem isnt on your end? Ive been signed into the forum for weeks now without ever being logged out by the system.

You might want to check your "cookies" setting. It could be that your cookies are cleared every few minutes and that would result in a log out.

Darth Maker

Wed, 07 Dec 2011 04:09:30 +0000

Both and work fine for me, running Firefox 9.0 (beta stream). Auto-login works fine, and Firefox remembers my username and password if I logout (even after I restart the browser).


Fri, 18 Jan 2013 05:13:48 +0000

Try using another browser as it seems to be working with me perfectly. As for the 15 min auto logout problem try changing your browser settings it might work for you. Firefox has released a new version for Mac OS 10.5, Firefox version 3.6. Try upgrading your browser. Regards…