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Re: Won't recognize me even though I'm logged in

by grinder (Bishop)
on Nov 27, 2003 at 18:17 UTC ( #310573=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Won't recognize me even though I'm logged in

Hi Sandy and welcome. I have seen this problem, you're not alone. Would you by any chance be using IE on a Macintosh?

A few weeks ago I was on holiday, and at one point I managed to scam some time at a friend's house who has a Mac and IE installed. I noticed that there was no way to get IE to save the cookie. Each time I tried to log in to PM, it would keep coming back as having me logged out.

I finally found that if I just logged in without asking for a cookie (don't check the checkbox next to the password field), it worked for as long as I kept the browser window (read: session) open, which, when it comes down to it, was just what I wanted, given the circumstances.

I have no idea whether it is a bug or a (security(?)) feature of IE interacting weirdly with PM, but there you have it. Does this sound like your environment? Maybe it's time to install the lizard. At least just trying a different browser might help determine where the problem lies.

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Re: Re: Won't recognize me even though I'm logged in
by bradcathey (Prior) on Nov 28, 2003 at 03:14 UTC
    Also, welcome Sandy. As to grinder's point, I'm using IE on Mac 10.x and have no problems on any of the machines I access the Monastery with. Remember, we're dealing with computers here, or more accurately, browsers :-)

    As to the rest of PM, just jump in, the water's fine.

    "A little yeast leavens the whole dough."
Re: Re: Won't recognize me even though I'm logged in
by sauoq (Abbot) on Nov 27, 2003 at 21:45 UTC

    On XP/IE, I've randomly lost my cookies several times. I can't seem to reproduce the problem, and I was hoping to have more information before I reported it.

    "My two cents aren't worth a dime.";
Re: Re: Won't recognize me even though I'm logged in
by jonnyfolk (Vicar) on Nov 29, 2003 at 07:49 UTC
    I use MacOS 9.2 and have never had a problem with IE and saving cookies (I had 8.6 before that and no problem either). You can control cookie acceptance by using Edit/Preferences and selecting Receiving Files/cookies, and also view the cookies on your system.

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