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Wilmer

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Mar 19, 2012
376
Starting yesterday, I've had to go through the log-in procedure
every time I visit the site.
Previously, NEVER had to do this...for at least a year anyway...

Any explanation(s)? Thanks.
 

MarkFL

Administrator
Staff member
Feb 24, 2012
13,736
There have been no recent changes that would affect that as far as I know. Did you change browsers, or make a change to your browser such that it will no longer store cookies?
 

Wilmer

In Memoriam
Mar 19, 2012
376
There have been no recent changes that would affect that as far as I know. Did you change browsers, or make a change to your browser such that it will no longer store cookies?
No Mark...no changes whatsoever to nothing :)
 

Ackbach

Indicium Physicus
Staff member
Jan 26, 2012
4,184
I've had to do this for a long time in Vivaldi.
 

Klaas van Aarsen

MHB Seeker
Staff member
Mar 5, 2012
8,714
I've had to do this for a long time in Vivaldi.
I didn't have this problem in Vivaldi.

Sometimes such a problem disappears when one flushes the browser cache.
 

Joppy

Well-known member
MHB Math Helper
Mar 17, 2016
256
I think it’s possible that some browsers will “clean themselves” if they haven’t been cleaned for a long time. But did you run any other softwares for cleaning your pc? These can do it too. Also are you having to re-enter credentials on other sites too?
 

Ackbach

Indicium Physicus
Staff member
Jan 26, 2012
4,184
I didn't have this problem in Vivaldi.

Sometimes such a problem disappears when one flushes the browser cache.
I've flushed the browser cache numerous times without the problem going away.

I think it’s possible that some browsers will “clean themselves” if they haven’t been cleaned for a long time. But did you run any other softwares for cleaning your pc? These can do it too. Also are you having to re-enter credentials on other sites too?
I don't run any other software for cleaning my PC. I should point out that this is a problem on my dev machine at work (Windows 7), several Linux Mint machines, as well as a couple of Xubuntu machines.
 

Wilmer

In Memoriam
Mar 19, 2012
376
Also are you having to re-enter credentials on other sites too?
Yes, once at one other site: but hasn't happened again at that site.

In case this helps:
when I receive notification by email that a post has been made,
I click on the included url, and the problem does not come up...


Dear Wilmer,
Joppy has just replied to a thread you have subscribed to entitled - Log in - in the Questions, Comments, and Feedback forum of Math Help Boards | Free Math Help.
This thread is located at:
https://mathhelpboards.com/questions-comments-feedback-25/log-25668-new.html
 

MarkFL

Administrator
Staff member
Feb 24, 2012
13,736
I just now had a user on another site running the same version of vB that we're running here complain of the same issue. I'm not having this issue on either site, and at the moment I have no idea what's causing it. I'm thinking it is a client rather than server issue though, but I don't know for sure.
 

Klaas van Aarsen

MHB Seeker
Staff member
Mar 5, 2012
8,714
Could you describe a bit more precisely what happens?

That is:

  1. How do you get to MHB when the problem happens?
    Do you click a bookmark and open a new page?
    Do you click on a button of a page that is already open?
    Do you refresh a page that is already open?
    Is an existing page suddenly not logged in any more?
    Something else?

  2. When you have to log in, do you have to type your user name and password?
    Or have those been remembered, and do you only have to click a button to log in?
    Something else?

  3. You said that clicking a hyperlink from email doesn't require you to log in.
    Afterwards, does the method you usually use to get to MHB work without logging in?

  4. Does the page that is causing problems have an 'http:' prefix or an 'https:' prefix?
 

Wilmer

In Memoriam
Mar 19, 2012
376
How do you get to MHB when the problem happens?
Do you click a bookmark and open a new page?
Do you click on a button of a page that is already open?
Do you refresh a page that is already open?
Is an existing page suddenly not logged in any more?
Something else?

> I enter using: http://mathhelpboards.com/

When you have to log in, do you have to type your user name and password?
Or have those been remembered, and do you only have to click a button to log in?
Something else?

> I only need to enter "wilmer"; the click on "go"

You said that clicking a hyperlink from email doesn't require you to log in.
Afterwards, does the method you usually use to get to MHB work without logging in?

> Well, clicking on this hyperlink takes me directly to the post in question:
like this post YOU made; so (I guess) by-passes the log-in procedure...

Does the page that is causing problems have an 'http:' prefix or an 'https:' prefix?

> Huh? What do you mean with "the page that is causing problems"?
Thanks Klaas.

Btw, it's not a major problem: only takes a second or so to log-in.
I simply brought it to your attention "just in case"...
 

Klaas van Aarsen

MHB Seeker
Staff member
Mar 5, 2012
8,714
Thanks Klaas.

Btw, it's not a major problem: only takes a second or so to log-in.
I simply brought it to your attention "just in case"...
No worries.
I'm just happy that you brought it to our attention.
It seems to me that it will not only bother you, but other posters as well.
So if we can, I'd like to at least understand a little more about the problem.
I don't want to burden you with this analysis though if you don't want to.
So please feel free to abandon this thread.

Anyway, now that you mention it, every now and then I am logged out as well.
Then I only have to type the first letter of my user name and everything pops up leaving only the action to click Log in.
I haven't really thought about it at all. It's the kind of thing that happens on any web page.
But not every time though.

When I said, the page that is causing problems, that is apparently http://mathhelpboards.com/.
Would you mind checking whether it makes a difference if you use https://mathhelpboards.com/?
Note the subtle difference that it's 'https' instead of 'http'.
My suspicion is that you got a web browser update that is a bit more strict. And it may be causing difficulties due to the use of 'http', which is known to be insecure. Effectively it might send your password over an insecure connection, which is something a modern browser tries to avoid. Note that the hyperlink in your email is prefixed by 'https' as it should.
 

Wilmer

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Mar 19, 2012
376