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Firefox no automatic login

 6:37 pm on Oct 16, 2009 (gmt 0)

This an annoying problem I'd like to sort out. On my laptop Firefox won't remember my username / password on WebmasterWorld for example. I have to click on login and my details appear there rather than being remembered and logged in automatically. This happens on all sites where a cookie's set for automatic login. I'm now on 3.5.3 but this has been happening in previous versions. I've tried deleting cookies etc but no dice - any suggestions?



 6:52 pm on Oct 16, 2009 (gmt 0)

Go to TOOL-OPTIONS click the SECURITY tab and PASSWORDS should be checked.

If you have accidentally blocked a site from saving passwords, it will be in the EXCEPTIONS list from the same security tab.


 7:08 pm on Oct 16, 2009 (gmt 0)

Thanks, that is fine. The username and password are saved ok, it's just that it's necessary to go to the login screen and click in the user field for them to appear then click login rather than logging in automatically through the saved cookie.


 11:44 pm on Oct 16, 2009 (gmt 0)

That depends on the age of the cookie.

For example logins on my sites all expire in 4 hours for security purposes.


 6:48 am on Oct 17, 2009 (gmt 0)

Thanks but the cookies are not set to expire so quickly but I can see what that would be handy security-wise. I did try deleting all cookies, and setting up the login again, rebooting but the problem persists. I think I'll try reinstalling Firefox and seeing if it sorts things out.


 4:17 pm on Oct 17, 2009 (gmt 0)

Did you take a close look at the settings in the privacy tab in respect to cookies? Probably did, but just in case . . .

It's possible if "clear history when FireFox closes" is checked it may be killing them, or it may be some other setting.

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