Firefox "forgetting" login

HCLogo

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So I'm ashamed to admit I haven't figured this one out yet... Maybe you folks can help?

It seems that firefox keeps "forgetting" my forum login when I exit, even though I've selected "remember me" when I enter my info. I've tried cleaning out my cookies and starting fresh, I even completely reinstalled firefox. And yes, cookies are set to keep until they expire so they're not being killed when I quit.

Suggestions anyone?
 

mynameisjamie

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I don't have any and I know this has happened to me before and mostly just pissed me off. So when firefox asks if you want it to remember the password you select yes and you also select remember me on the site?
I always find if I don't select both then I always have to log in again and if I don't select then it doesn't seem to remember I had been to the site at all.
Bad 'fox.
 
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In FF. tools>options>privacy>
check mark "accept cookies from sites" > select OK

Personally I use RoboForm pro. Has way more features, and is more safe. I don't store any web site cookies in my browser.
 

hexagram

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Is "Clear my private data when I close Firefox" unchecked? Make sure it is, it could be deleting your cookie when you close the browser.
 

Grüpsaar

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I don't have any and I know this has happened to me before and mostly just pissed me off. So when firefox asks if you want it to remember the password you select yes and you also select remember me on the site?
I always find if I don't select both then I always have to log in again and if I don't select then it doesn't seem to remember I had been to the site at all.
Bad 'fox.
Firefox's 'Remember me" form it pops up on new websites you goto is for remembering the password associated with that username for that site you login to. So when you type tour username in hte login box, firefox fills the password in automatically for you.

the 'remember me' check boxes are for the site itself, it will keep you logged in for a certain perioud of time.
 

HCLogo

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Is "Clear my private data when I close Firefox" unchecked? Make sure it is, it could be deleting your cookie when you close the browser.
Nope, I don't have it set to clear on exit.

Firefox's 'Remember me" form it pops up on new websites you goto is for remembering the password associated with that username for that site you login to. So when you type tour username in hte login box, firefox fills the password in automatically for you.

the 'remember me' check boxes are for the site itself, it will keep you logged in for a certain period of time.
Yep, FF remembers the login info, but doesn't keep me logged in when I select the "remember me" checkbox as it should.

I know my way around FF fairly well so I'm surprised this is occurring.
 

HCLogo

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Is it logging you out instantly? After signing in? or does it stay logged in shortly?

If you goto login and are instantly signed out, then thats the same issue I had. I had to make sure I was at Digital Radio Central - Powered by vBulletin and not Digital Radio Central - Powered by vBulletin

Without the www. for some reason it just doesnt let me login recently. wasn't always this way.
It stays logged in as long as I don't close FF. Once I exit then I'll have to log back in again. Yep, I'm at the right URL.
 

dlynx

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One thing you might want to try... Once you do get a valid login, do a logoff. Not only is a cookie stored on your local machine to keep your login session, but the site itself keeps track of the session both in a server side cookie file, and through the database. By logging off you cause the server to actively delete this session from the system. It may or may not help.

However, I have noticed similiar issues at times with certain sites I visit in Firefox, most annoyingly my bank's online services. It keeps a security token as a cookie to verify the system is authorized to visit the site... Of course firefox 9 times out of 10 doesn't keep it. (No its not the actual login information, just a computer verification that keeps you from having to answer additional security questions).

Oh also, after you logoff from here, it may or may not be beneficial to delete the cookie for the site (or all cookies) within the browser. Then completely close out of ALL browser windows and wait a minute or so to be sure all the FF tasks have completely finished.
 

dlynx

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As a side note... research your anti-virius and spyware and other cleanup type utilities on your system. I highly doubt that they would cause this specific problem, but they can cause havoc with your cookies at times.
 

HCLogo

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One thing you might want to try... Once you do get a valid login, do a logoff. Not only is a cookie stored on your local machine to keep your login session, but the site itself keeps track of the session both in a server side cookie file, and through the database. By logging off you cause the server to actively delete this session from the system. It may or may not help.
Hmm good idea... Never thought of that. I guess I figured clearing all the cookies and reinstalling FF would be the best cleanup you can do, but I'll give that a shot when I get home!

As a side note... research your anti-virius and spyware and other cleanup type utilities on your system. I highly doubt that they would cause this specific problem, but they can cause havoc with your cookies at times.
I agree it's not likely but would be worth a look if I had a realtime scanning antivirus running. :)