Log In Trouble - Am Prompted to Log In Frequently


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Dave1
January 3, 2009, 02:06 PM
When I log in to THR, it goes to another screen telling me I am not logged in. With every move I make on the forum, the log in screen pops up again and again.

I have had my password re-set, then changed it several times, and the same thing seems to happen.

What is the problem?

Thanks, Dave1

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Jorg Nysgerrig
January 3, 2009, 02:43 PM
Dave1, the first thing I'd do is try clearing your cache files and try again.

If that doesn't take care of it, try going to http://thehighroad.org rather than http://www.thehighroad.org (or vice versa if you normally go to the one without the www). If that works, you might have a corrupt cookie. Try these instructions for to remove the cookie. http://www.thehighroad.org/showpost.php?p=5206449&postcount=7

If you have another browser installed, see if you have the same problem.

Mal H
January 3, 2009, 05:46 PM
Excellent advice there from Jorg. In addition, when you do a search and destroy on cookies, if it's necessary, be sure to delete all of your thehighroad.org cookies. Often there is more than one set (happens more with IE than other/better browsers). When you logout, the primary cookie is affected, but if you delete that one only, then another, older, cookie can take its place.

When you have fixed the problem, and if you're not already doing so, be sure to check off the "Remember me" box when you login. That will prevent problems with the autologout after any 20 minute idle period you might encounter.

Jorg Nysgerrig
January 3, 2009, 08:01 PM
Oh, good point. Yes, look for multiple cookies. That is certain to make things unhappy.

porcupine73
January 5, 2009, 02:25 PM
Or if you are not accepting cookies and/or have javascript disabled, vBulletin may pass the session id as a parameter in the URL. Do you ever see something like ?s=d5a8fa8c58a02b2c3a874a in your address bar when browsing the site, say right after logging in?

If yes, any link you click on the site (like if someone in a post linked to another post) that does not have that sessionid in the URL, -poof- you will be logged out when you follow that link.

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