Why does this site constantly log me out?

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Re: Why does this site constantly log me out?

#31 Post by Andrew Lee » Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:13 am

I'm not sure what's going, this is new for me... I log in and the moment I leave the login page, head to the forums or to post a comment on VLC at TPFC's main page I'm logged out... so I click login again and it starts all over. If there's a different login for posting comments on apps now, sorry, I didn't realize this.
I think it would help if you give us more details about your browser version and any installed addons. Or download a plain vanilla portable browser and see if you can reproduce the issue.

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Re: Why does this site constantly log me out?

#32 Post by Checker » Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:44 am

Is a cookie-cleaner activated?

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Re: Why does this site constantly log me out?

#33 Post by bitcoin » Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:17 am

i have palemoon + uMatrix + uBlock origin, only google is being blocked and i got logged off twice in first 10 minutes

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Re: Why does this site constantly log me out?

#34 Post by Special » Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:45 am

I still get logged out once a week or so, it (I beleive) is because I have a dynamic IP, I see on the forums under the control panel there is a "“Remember Me” login keys" section, and each time I have to log back in, I check this, and the IP is different. Wish this sort of thing wasn't tied to IP, I don't know of any other site that does this, or else this would be a frequent problem for me with many sites.

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Re: Why does this site constantly log me out?

#35 Post by Andrew Lee » Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:30 am

AFAIK your IP address shouldn't matter, since the session is wholly persisted by a cookie stored in your browser.

Anyway, I did some research and have updated the cookie domain settings (by default, it can be left blank, but some folks have suggested setting it manually). Please lemme know if that helps.

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Re: Why does this site constantly log me out?

#36 Post by Midas » Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:20 am

Two days ago, I stopped being able to login to TPFC with SeaMonkey v2.49.2. No errors, just a kick back to the main page.

This morning, I got an error from ucp.php?mode=login&sid=dbf7754c9c17eafc7b4845221ec858d4 saying something like:
General Error
Tried to redirect to potentially insecure url.

Please notify the board administrator...
Which I now consider done (FYI, via FF v59.0, no problem at all).

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Re: Why does this site constantly log me out?

#37 Post by Andrew Lee » Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:00 pm

If any of you are having problems logging into the site, please clear your browser cookies:

viewtopic.php?f=12&t=23741#p89403

My apologies for the inconvenience caused. :oops:

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Re: Why does this site constantly log me out?

#38 Post by Andrew Lee » Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:11 pm

If you are trying to troubleshoot login problems, check for the following cookies:

- tpfc_phpbb3_u
- tpfc_phpbb3_k
- tpfc_phpbb3_sid

and their expiry dates (which should be a couple of years into the future)

If these cookies are missing from your browser, something is clearing them (an addon maybe?), that's why your session is not being established.

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Re: Why does this site constantly log me out?

#39 Post by __philippe » Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:08 pm

Clearing (Chrome) Browser Cookies 101...(aka: Enabling Login Again) ;-)

Thanks to Nirsoft's ChromeCookiesView , piece of cake to
  • search and display exclusively the "portablefreeware" cookies
  • eXterminate all BUT the three magic cookies mentioned above
Logging in merrily ever after again... :D

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Re: Why does this site constantly log me out?

#40 Post by Midas » Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:15 am

I see. Didn't remember that. Pesky cookies. :mrgreen:

FYI, users in Moz://a-land can do a simple right click, "Show page info...", go to "Security" tab, and click "View Cookies".

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