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

Peter Shute 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.

Peter Shute

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