[Mailman-Users] Why does iOS's Safari log out the moderator web page?
pshute at nuw.org.au
Tue Feb 4 23:50:51 CET 2014
Duane Hill 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.
Yes. I was set to the default, which is to block cookies from "third parties and advertisers". I assumed it wasn't blocking mailman cookies anyway because it stays logged in if I stay in Safari. I tried "never", just in case, but no improvement.
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