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Tarun
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Stop cookie login expiration

submitted on June 4, 2010 by Tarun in "Buxr Website / Contests"
Is there any chance to make it so the cookie login sessions do not expire after about one month? Because I'm sorry but it's very annoying to have to re-login despite having checked "Remember Me" and set up applications like CCleaner to save and not delete the Buxr cookie.

I do hope this can be changed/fixed. I feel it makes the Remember Me feature rather pointless.
     

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  • 64624
    YanBz
    admin
    Posted by YanBz on June 4, 2010
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    Tarun, do you store passwords in your home computer's browser? If so then it shouldn't take long to log back in.

    The session cookie expiration time period is set to 15 days right now which doesn't seem to be very strict comparing to other websites.
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    Tarun
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    Posted by Tarun on June 4, 2010
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    No, I leave it solely up to cookies. Never cared for any browser to store passwords, let alone any third party application. (I remember with an older version of Firefox that you could easily see the plaintext of the passwords stored on the browser; I believe it was Fx 2.0 and earlier)

    What usually gets me is that I don't notice that I've been logged out until I go to comment or submit something.

    This is the only site I visit that does not allow Remember Me to be honored until either the cookies are deleted by the user (or a third party app like CCleaner) or the user logs out. I frequent many forums, news sites, etc. and they all remember me until I remove my cookies to log out on my own.
  • 64670
    pablos17
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    Posted by pablos17 on June 4, 2010 [reply] 0 0
    FYI - even the newer versions of Firefox store the passwords with the ability to show the actual passwords with just the click of a button when you visit the Tools, Options part of the program's menu.
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    • Tarun
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      Posted by Tarun on June 4, 2010
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      Yeah that's why I don't use that feature at all. It doesn't seem very safe or secure. I warned a friend about it when I noticed he saved his and I let him see first hand how easily his passwords could be seen. And he shared that computer with his brother.
  • 64687
    YanBz
    admin
    Posted by YanBz on June 4, 2010
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    Since we are on the topic I want to clarify something. Buxr doesn't store your passwords in the database. Instead to authenticate you it uses hash, an alpha-numeric string generated from your password and other information.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hash_function

    This means that there is no way for an intruder to recover your password even if they somehow break into our server. This can be helpful to know in case you re-use passwords at multiple websites (which I do not recommend doing anyway).
  • 66986
    Tarun
    novice
    Posted by Tarun on June 18, 2010 [reply] 0 0
    Just checking. Any word on this?

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