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Forum topic by gtbuzz posted 06-24-2014 02:56 PM 890 views 0 times favorited 22 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-24-2014 02:56 PM

Is it possible to remain signed in to LJs? It seems that after signing in, I’m automatically signed out after a day or two. Happens on multiple computers, different browsers, etc. It’s a little annoying to have to sign in so often.

I could be completely wrong here, but this feels like a recent change to me. For some reason I remember being able sign in just once and having it last quite a while in the past. Am I crazy / thinking of another site?


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#1 posted 06-24-2014 02:58 PM

If you sign in on a second computer, you are automaticly signed out on the first computer. I have notice that. When I access LJ from my wife’s computer, I have to sign back in on mine.

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#2 posted 06-24-2014 03:01 PM

I agree with Ocelot. I stay logged in until I access the site from a different computer.

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#3 posted 06-24-2014 03:05 PM

What makes this most frustrating is that I am currently signed in at my home pc, but I like to look at LJ on my phone. Signing in repeatedly on a phone is a pain in the ass.

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#4 posted 06-24-2014 03:10 PM

Daily I use three different computers and I have to log in each one everyday.
It gets quite annoying

-- Bert

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#5 posted 06-24-2014 03:12 PM

You could create different profiles / logins for each device. “gtbuzz-1” “gtbbuzz-2” etc.

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#6 posted 06-24-2014 03:14 PM

Guess that makes sense as to what’s going on, but it certainly doesn’t make it any less annoying.

@Cricket (if you ever happen to read this thread), please add a “keep me signed in” feature that to the list of upgrades. I’d have to guess that there’s got to be quite a few of us that use multiple devices (ie PC, tablet, cell phone) within a single household.

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#7 posted 06-24-2014 03:16 PM



You could create different profiles / logins for each device. “gtbuzz-1” “gtbbuzz-2” etc.

- Ocelot

That’s one solution, yeah, but the world certainly doesn’t need more of me :)

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#8 posted 06-24-2014 03:26 PM

My phone and laptop keeps me signed on. I haven’t had the problem.

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#9 posted 06-24-2014 03:51 PM

I can’t wait until I can change the tv channel by thinking about it.
The remote is getting to be a pain in the azz! ;)

-- Because I'm gone, that's why!

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#10 posted 06-24-2014 04:01 PM

I can check into this, but quite often it is a function of your browser or device setting preferences.

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#11 posted 06-24-2014 04:02 PM

It’s always the people who think that security is annoying that wonder why they have their identity stolen, accounts hacked and credit cards stolen lol…do you also use the simplest password on the planet and the same one for everything and then keep it written down and in plain view or under your keyboard…sorry I’m in IT and this is all I hear all day long, that and how they have no idea how the virus got on there or how Kryptolocker managed to encrypt their entire machine and all of the shares they’re connected to and a 3 second look into their internet history shows they’ve been hard at work perusing Facebook and Pinterest and their personal email account.

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#12 posted 06-24-2014 04:17 PM

My browser remembers my login info so it’s not a problem for me.

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#13 posted 06-24-2014 04:33 PM

Just two days ago I have to sign into all web sites that used to remember me including my e-mail.
Being a non-nerd I have no idea what happened. I did nothing different on my computer.

-- Jerry

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#14 posted 06-24-2014 04:44 PM

I have always had to re log in when I access lj from different computers. I see nothing wrong with it and I actually appreciate it for security sake.

Now having said that, my first thought to the original post was “why”? Do you really need to be logged in on multiple computers?.
I almost never have a need to log in to a second computer/phone. The secondary device is usually when I’m browsingljs and not posting. Which in my case is my phone. Rarely do I need to post while on my phone.

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#15 posted 06-24-2014 05:31 PM



It s always the people who think that security is annoying that wonder why they have their identity stolen, accounts hacked and credit cards stolen lol…do you also use the simplest password on the planet and the same one for everything and then keep it written down and in plain view or under your keyboard…sorry I m in IT and this is all I hear all day long, that and how they have no idea how the virus got on there or how Kryptolocker managed to encrypt their entire machine and all of the shares they re connected to and a 3 second look into their internet history shows they ve been hard at work perusing Facebook and Pinterest and their personal email account.

- UpstateNYdude

So my question is, what exactly does it hurt to have an optional “remember me” on LJs? What personal information is required to sign up? None. Credit card number? Nope. Address? Nope. Real name? Not even that. Asking for a change to how cookies on LJ are done certainly isn’t the same as downloading a .exe confirmation that says I’m the next Prince of Nigeria.

This was just a convenience discussion, but if you want to talk security, let’s consider the fact that LJs doesn’t use SSL for the signin page. So every single time you sign in anywhere, your password is transmitted unencrypted. Not that I particularly care in this case (they’re not a bank or anything that has real personal information that can’t just be found on the interwebs anyway), but if you ask me, that’s more prone to security issues than having to type your password once so a cookie is stored on your computer that doesn’t contain your password in clear text anyway.

And certainly while I’m not gonna discuss my own password policies, I can guarantee you they’d make any IT manager happy (hint: it’s not the same as the combination on my luggage). So how about getting the whole story before you look down your nose at others just because you’re “in IT”, eh?


Now having said that, my first thought to the original post was “why”? Do you really need to be logged in on multiple computers?.

You’re certainly right there, but for me and I’m sure others, it’s purely a matter of convenience. Sure, I don’t HAVE to also use cell phone / tablet / whatnot, it’s just easier that way. If nothing else though, I’ve found ads have been more obtrusive when you’re not signed in (in fact, that’s the main reason I do even if I’m just browsing on my computer in the shop).

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