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What is Auto Login meant to do? (General)

by Magma, Monday, November 20, 2017, 01:50 (27 days ago)
edited by Magma, Monday, November 20, 2017, 02:25

Hi guys, Can somebody explain what ticking the Auto Login - enable automatic login box is meant to do? Never really understood how it's meant to work properly?


Can you give me the steps on how it works?

  • If I tick the auto login box in the edit profile page and save
  • log out
  • close the browser
  • open the browser
  • go to the website
  • I still need to log back in
  • If I tick or untick the auto login box in the edit profile page and save
  • close the browser (without logging out)
  • open the browser
  • go to the website
  • I'm stick logged in (ticked or unticked)


So I don't understand what it's meant to be doing? Ticking it or unticking it, if you log out you still need to log back in and Ticking it or unticking it, if you just close the browser and reopen without logging out you are still logged in either way.


Surely if you have it unticked and close the browser without logging out. You would need to log back in when reopening the browser?


Just to add:

Ticking it or unticking it, if you just close the browser and reopen without logging out you are still logged in either way.

This happens when the "continue where you left off" setting in Chrome is enabled. Which is still the wrong behaviour. If you are using a public browser and you leave the auto login unticked, if you close the browser without logging out it shouldn't be keeping you logged in when you relaunch the browser.

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What is Auto Login meant to do?

by Milo ⌂, Saturday, November 25, 2017, 13:58 (21 days ago) @ Magma

Hi,

  • If I tick the auto login box in the edit profile page and save
  • log out

If, you are logging out, you also disable the auto login option.

  • If I tick or untick the auto login box in the edit profile page and save
  • close the browser (without logging out)

How long do you wait between closing and re-opening the browser? The cookie should be valid for a longer time (depending on the forum settings).

/Micha

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What is Auto Login meant to do?

by Magma, Monday, November 27, 2017, 22:05 (19 days ago) @ Milo

How long do you wait between closing and re-opening the browser?


Only like 20 seconds.

But can you tell me the scenario for using auto-login?

  • I come to the website login page
  • enter my details
  • click the box "Log me in automatically on this computer"
  • post a few posts
  • now I want to leave the site
  • close the browser without logging out
  • come back the next day
  • open the browser
  • go to the website
  • Should I still be logged in at this point?

I'm just trying to understand how it's meant to function by enabling auto-login.

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What is Auto Login meant to do?

by Milo ⌂, Monday, November 27, 2017, 23:18 (19 days ago) @ Magma

Hi,

But can you tell me the scenario for using auto-login?

No. ;-)

kind regards
Micha

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What is Auto Login meant to do?

by Magma, Friday, December 15, 2017, 03:41 (1 day, 15 hours, 6 min. ago) @ Milo

ok :lookaround: what about when you log out as a user, you can press the back button in your browser and be logged in again surely that is not right if you use the website in a public place?

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What is Auto Login meant to do?

by Milo ⌂, Friday, December 15, 2017, 08:08 (1 day, 10 hours, 39 min. ago) @ Magma

Hi,

what about when you log out as a user, you can press the back button in your browser and be logged in again

I cannot reproduce this behaviour. If I'm logged out, I get a browser cached page, if I press the back button but I'm not logged in anymore.

if you use the website in a public place?

You should close the browser window at the end.

/Micha

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