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Has anybody had trouble getting Internet Explorer to "remember" users? Firefox works just fine, but for some reason even when I try to log in on this forum at UBBCentral, it doesn't want to keep me logged in. It just takes me back to the forum list as a non-logged in user.

Not checking the "remember me" box logs in just fine too.

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Is it IE 8 you are using? If so then yes, and not just on forums, but a variety of sites give the same problem. I *think* we may have found a way to work around it, and by "we" I mean a developer site I belong to and we'll be working to see if it's a valid fix.

If you can actually duplicate this, then I might PM you to test a fix if we make one available since I haven't been able to duplicate it myself.

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Yep, just got a new computer with IE8 and that's when the problem started. I'd be happy to help test a fix when you get one going! Thanks.

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most of my members of my site cant get logged in when using IE. They have to use firefox.

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FWIW, I use IE8, and have no problem being "remembered." I'm running under XP pro, though.


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Still looking for a site that I can duplicate this on so I can actually debug it. Will try vaguntrader.

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Originally Posted by Rick
Still looking for a site that I can duplicate this on so I can actually debug it. Will try vaguntrader.


any luck Rick?

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Many folks on my forums have run into this same problem.

Here's an example

Another

So far the only fix is to turn IE8's protected mode off.

Rick, if you need an account on my forums for testing, just let me know.

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vaguntrader, I did put in the change on your site. Let me know if IE8 users are still having the login issues.

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oh, is there a fix for it? public/semi-public? smile


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Originally Posted by Rick
vaguntrader, I did put in the change on your site. Let me know if IE8 users are still having the login issues.

well, i just logged in using IE grin

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I'm testing it now. The current theory is that IE8 is forcing the domain to be passed along with the cookie. What I'm testing on a few sites is modifying libs/html.inc.php

Around line 771 you'll see this:

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setcookie("$name","$value",$time,$cookiepath);


You can try changing that to the following (using your actual domain name)

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setcookie("$name","$value",$time,$cookiepath,".yourdomain.com");


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Any luck with the above change? I'm too much of a newbie to try it without someone telling me it works.

But we are still having the problem with IE8 and people keep calling me and asking me what I intend to do about it. (I know, end of the world!)

Thanks.

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Originally Posted by Rick
I'm testing it now. The current theory is that IE8 is forcing the domain to be passed along with the cookie. What I'm testing on a few sites is modifying libs/html.inc.php

Around line 771 you'll see this:

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setcookie("$name","$value",$time,$cookiepath);


You can try changing that to the following (using your actual domain name)

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setcookie("$name","$value",$time,$cookiepath,".yourdomain.com");



Thank you - now I can't log out to try and see if it works smile

Clearing cookies with the mycookies tool doesn't quite do it.

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I used it on another forum where I wasn't already logged in yet. It took 2 attempts at logging in before it 'stuck'.


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