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Why do I need to log in, when the system already knows who I am?
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August 16, 2012
6:38 PM
Bruce Fraser
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After looking at some of the posts on the main page, I browsed over to the Forum. I am greeted with “Welcome back Bruce Fraser. Please log in to post.”

 

Huh? The system obviously knows who I am (presumably through cookies). So why do I need to log in?

My guess is that cookies are not a secure enough way to ensure someone’s identity. Just wondering.

August 16, 2012
7:08 PM
Ashraf
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I’ve noticed that myself sometimes when I’m not logged in it still calls me Ashraf. I never really looked into why this is. Probably a bug with the cookies of this forum.

It really isn’t a top priority for me, to be honest.

August 18, 2012
7:02 AM
Mukhi
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Bruce Fraser said
After looking at some of the posts on the main page, I browsed over to the Forum. I am greeted with “Welcome back Bruce Fraser. Please log in to post.”

 

Huh? The system obviously knows who I am (presumably through cookies). So why do I need to log in?

My guess is that cookies are not a secure enough way to ensure someone’s identity. Just wondering.

the system wants you to log-in when you want to make a post in the “forum”. you don’t need to log-in if you make comments in the “blog” (user name and email are required only).Laugh

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