[Mailman-Users] Why does iOS's Safari log out the moderator web page?

Duane Hill duihi77 at gmail.com
Tue Feb 4 03:27:41 CET 2014

Monday, February 3, 2014, 7:53:20 PM, Peter wrote:

>> On 4 Feb 2014, at 12:26 pm, "Mark Sapiro" <mark at msapiro.net> wrote:
>>> On 02/03/2014 05:04 PM, Peter Shute wrote:
>>> I use the moderator web page with Firefox, and it stays logged in for as long as I keep the browser open. But with Safari on iPhone and iPad, I often have to log in again when I return to it. Same for every other browser I've tried under iOS. Can anyone tell me why?
>> Because the session cookie which keeps the fact that you've logged in is
>> being expired, presumably because when you leave the browser and return
>> to it, iOS starts a new session or otherwise invalidates the session
>> cookie. Why it does this is an Apple question.

> That makes sense. Is there any way around it? Is it possible to make it use persistent cookies?

> Note that this problem wasn't anywhere near as bad until I upgraded
> from iOS6 to iOS7. I don't mind logging in again every few days.

Have  you  tried setting the Safari setting 'Block Cookies' to 'Never'
to see if that in fact makes a difference? There is only three options
to  choose from. I wish they had an exception list you could add sites
to like other browsers.

Best regards,
 Duane                            mailto:duihi77 at gmail.com

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