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kynde

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Forum authentication broken
« on: June 22, 2019, 09:16:18 PM »
Some recent changes in forum softwate has changed the authentication so that my mobile is forced to log in all the time. The session id seems to have changed from cookie to PHPSESSID querystring parameter and to make matters worse it does not validate anymore after few hours of inactivity.

I used to just keep the index url without any querystring params open in one tab and I was always good to go to read the new threads after a reload. The changes is apparent since in spite of  me lurking about I do come in here daily and have done so for quite some time.

Any chance there's been an upgrade in forum software or settings?

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Re: Forum authentication broken
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2019, 11:21:56 PM »
I use this URL to browse the forum from my phone with no trouble.
https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php?action=unread
IIRC there was some issue with logging in in two different locations (home? login screen?) but only one of them actually worked correctly.

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Re: Forum authentication broken
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2019, 12:29:11 PM »
If this is a problem for more people, I'll ask DungeonMaster to look into it (but he's very busy).
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Re: Forum authentication broken
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2019, 03:13:43 PM »
If this is a problem for more people, I'll ask DungeonMaster to look into it (but he's very busy).
It happened JUST ONCE on my phone and laptop (both on google).
I was logged off though usually use the "forever" choice on login.
So I logged in and no problems since.
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Re: Forum authentication broken
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2019, 03:52:54 PM »
Accidentally clicking logout is possible, I've done it several times.
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Re: Forum authentication broken
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2019, 11:04:45 PM »
This happened to me many times and the URL was clearly different over those few days, _but_ it's gone now and login works as expected. Might be a regression they downgraded or fixed.

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Re: Forum authentication broken
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2019, 12:18:32 AM »
Mmmhhh I don't know of any system change (session...) on the server... and I didn't experience anything like this on my iphone, I'm just somehow logged in forever...
I'm afraid we won't know what happened if it can't be reproduced... but thank you for your nice report!
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