System logging me out and not storing password
Not a big issue TBH but when I come back I always need to log in. I use Linux Mint 19 & Firefox on the laptop & PC in the shed and Chrome on the android Huawei phone. All three do the same. Strange thing is I click remember me and Firefox asks me to update password which obviously I have now many times. Any Ideas?
Also seems David Boynes has locked himself out (I did tell him he did it wrong) as has Gary and Malc.
Hope this is of use help.
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Hope this answers the two points raised.
As part of the security here, members sessions time-out. This means if the user is inactive for a specified time, they will be forcefully logged out next time they return and have to re authenticate (login).
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Yesterday about 10 members were forced by the system to choose stronger passwords as the ones they were using were weak and did not meet the minimum security standard. Seven members successfully completed the task of changing their password and logged in without any trouble. Three, David, Gary & Malc were recorded in the site log files as having changed their passwords but then failed subsequent login attempts.
Upon speaking to Gary today, it transpires he forgot his new password, then tried guessing or tried the old resulting in a temporary lock-out. Of course none of the attempts would work and the repeated incorrect logins are seen by the firewall as hack attempts. The system automatically tells the user they have caused a transgression event and even gives them a count down of how many they have left before automated action is taken. When they near the limit of transgressions it suggests they stop doing what they are doing and think. Time to contact the site admin for help at this stage, none did the first day, only Gary did today.
I said to Gary if he forgot his new password why not just use the reset password option and this time write it down? He did this and logged in successfully this evening at 19:35hrs.
I suspect David and Malc are doing the same, forgetting or using the wrong password. Rather than repeatedly performing an incorrect action triggering transgression events, folk need to pause, think what happened prior to all this. See that before the changed a password they were logging in just fine and that's where the trouble started. The solution for David and Malc is simple; reset their password again and this time write it down so as not to make a mistake.
Hope that helps.
Registering, Logging in and resetting passwords are covered in a support article here