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#35417 (In Topic #7992)

Community saint

 Hi all,

When I go from the SMF forums to OCPortal I am still logged in ok, but when I go the other way from any link in the portal to the forums you have to login all the time.
Is this normal.

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This usually happens when site/forum cookie settings don't match up. Basically cookies can be saved at different precedence levels (defined by the domain/path settings), and that means that one can mask or be masked-by the other. It's important that the settings are fully set and exactly the same on the site and the forum.

Once they are the same, it's necessary to close down your browser, clear your web browsers cookies, and re-launch, to make sure that nothing is left behind from your old configuration.

This is extremely but unavoidably complex and confusing unfortunately (it even takes me about an hour each time to debug these scenarios myself), which is why we can't officially support cookie integration between site and forum.
One other possibility is if SMF has changed how it handles cookies since we wrote the integration, causing an incompatibility. If you suspect this may be true, please quote your SMF version.

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Community saint

Hi Chris, I will look into it closer. Send me a PM on how much OCportal would charge to fix this as visitors will be annoyed by this and leave. just in case I get stuck.


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