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Is there a direct link to the login?
Google "remembers" login info, Y! doesn't

 6:17 am on Nov 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

Is there an easier way to log into YPN? Y! doesn't remember my login info and I log in pretty frequently. Lots of typing. Had I known I'd have picked a smaller username and password. To hell with security when you have to type that much ;)


Sally Stitts

 6:40 pm on Nov 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

I see the same thing using Firefox.
How does the browser fill in the user and password?
Is it cookie based?

It sure would be sweet if we didn't have to do this with YPN!


 7:05 pm on Nov 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

the following works:

<form method=post action="https://publisher.yahoo.com/portal/login.php" name=verify_form>
<input type=hidden name=username value=your_username>
<input type=hidden name=password value=your_passwd>
<input type=submit>
<script language="javascript">

You can just save it locally or put it onto a https server


 7:16 pm on Nov 22, 2005 (gmt 0)


Thanks for that, saves a lot of typing.

Sally Stitts

 7:25 pm on Nov 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

Thank you for trying, but I am not a programmer.
Too complicated for me.
Save it as what?
Put it where?
Access it how?
etc., etc.

(This comment is rhetorical only - I don't expect you to try to teach me java, Hah!)


 8:57 pm on Nov 22, 2005 (gmt 0)


I copied and pasted it into notepad and saved it as a .htm

Then I dragged the file onto my Start Menu at it works.

Sally Stitts

 10:40 pm on Nov 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

Thanks a lot, sailor.
I finally got there.

I'm a Mac person, so I used Apple's built-in Textedit.
It only saves as word format or rtf.
So I saved it as rtf, closed Textedit, and then renamed it to htm.

Then I learned something new about Firefox - you can drag and drop an htm file on the desktop to any one of the tabs you have open - I always use three tabs.

Just plop it on a tab, and click the submit button at the end of the jibberish code, and I'm in!

Then I saved it as a bookmark. I don't know if I did it right, but it works.

Regarding my previous question -
Does Google pre-populate the username and password using a cookie?
Should YPN provide the same functionality?

Many thanks for your help.

Whoops. One more probably stupid question. Is it safe? Google can read bookmarks, right? Can they read local files, if bookmarked?


 1:36 am on Nov 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

Thanks Free.


 4:51 am on Nov 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

Great trick! I've always found the YPN login quirk quite annoying as well.

I am glad that I can finally login quickly.

Thanks freeflight2!


 12:46 pm on Nov 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

or, you could just go to https://publisher.yahoo.com and user a firefox plug-in to fill it in for you.


 6:26 am on Nov 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

Heh. Just followed a link to my own thread (this one) from another site.

Congratulations Barry ;) Interesting to see google's new animated ads tested on your site. Those arrows pointing to the ad...makes you want to click it. Has it improved ecpm?


 4:38 pm on Nov 27, 2005 (gmt 0)


It's safe from search engines. The only danger is if someone other than you has access to your computer directly.

Sally Stitts

 8:07 pm on Nov 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

Thank you.
That's what I had guessed.

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