Make forum option to "always remember" sign in?

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May I suggest to make a forum option to "always remember" sign in, like most forums? Currently, it doesn't remember after I close my web browser and it is a hassle when revisiting this site.
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Allen W

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Chris Cox

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The forum does remember sign-ins through cookies for a period of time, but cannot have a "always remember" because of security policies.
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Scott Martin

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On Safari 5.7.1 / MacOS 10.6.8 the "remember me" box doesn't work. Have to type in name and password every single time I want to post. Deleting cookies and trying again doesn't help.
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Scott Martin

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I know this thread is labeled as "Not Planned" but I think something is broken that could be fixed. There is a "remember me" box when signing in and it doesn't work at least under some browser/OS conditions.
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Chris Cox

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It remembers my login for the same session just fine.
But when I exit the browser (or Safari glitches and forces everything to reload thanks to bugs in Safari), I have to log in again.
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Scott Martin

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And when you're logging back in does it suggest your login name and password or leave those fields blank?
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Chris Cox

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It leaves them blank - the "remember" option is just a session cookie.
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Scott Martin

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I see, well

1) it would be nice if it at least remembered the login name for future use

2) if there was an option to stay logged in for 30 days
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Tom Auger

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Agreed.
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Scott W

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I would prefer an actual cookie as opposed to a session cookie. Session cookies are great for stores or purchases, but hard cookies are just better in my opinion for forums and discussion areas.

Funny thing is feedback.photoshop.com uses a session cookie where there's not much critical user data stored from what I can tell. The password perhaps being the most delicate data. Whereas adobe.com uses a hard cookie and there, they have full billing information, past orders, downloads, full personal records.... seems like it should sort of be the opposite - session cookie at adobe. com and hard cookie at feedback.photoshop.com.

I dislike logging in each time here. Mainly because I generally forget and get the log in screen after writing some idea or comment.. then through logging in, everything I write is gone and it must be rewritten.
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John Spacey

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Highly annoying - shame this isn't planned
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Allen W

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pretty much all forums on the internet can permanently remember sign-in. i don't see why adobe won't make this possible for the sake of convenience. it's such a hassle to sign-in all the time.
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Chris Cox

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Because Adobe doesn't control this site entirely, most of it comes from GetSatisfaction.com.
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Scott Martin

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Let's get satisfied on this issue then - LOL!
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Scott Martin

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Maybe they would listen to a big wig like yourself from Adobe?
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Chris Cox

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We've talked to them, but it might help if more customers also brought it up.
But also, some of this runs into security policy issues because it is a shared authentication between 2 companies.
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Hi Tom,

I find that if I log in with a GetSatisfaction account, rather than through the Photoshop.com/Adobe ID mechanism, it remembers my log in between session and for a longer time. Sorry, the way the authentication handshake works between the Adobe ID/GetSat side is sub-optimal. Hoping we can improve this in the future.

Here's how to log in with a GetSat account instead of an Adobe ID:

http://feedback.photoshop.com/photosh...
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Tom Auger

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Hey! Thanks for the great tip. I think that this will probably orphan the rest of my older feedback etc, but it's probably worth it somewhere along the line. thanks for the reply.

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