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Vasil Michev
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Getting logged out periodically

For the third day now, I'm getting logged out of the MCT in the middle or writting a reply. Even though I've logged in 10 mins ago, which is my other grief - I'm getting prompted to login every day now. What happened with the increased session lifetime, did some update borked this?

 

Is anyone else experiencing similar behavior, or it's again something specific to IE?

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Re: Getting logged out periodically

I'm not seeing exactly this behaviour, more like every 2 to 3 days, I get logged out, which is a bit of nuisance, especially across multiple devices.  Don't recall being logged out mid reply or anything like that.  I do get the token mismatch (or something like that) error if I leave a reply for too long before I post it and it stops saving changes.

 

Just to add, this is predominantly in Chrome, that I use.

Re: Getting logged out periodically

Vasil, I'm on Vivaldi and have approximately the same. Sometimes with clicking on Post in reply i surprisingly see what i'm logged-out.

And have to login every day if not more often. 

Re: Getting logged out periodically

OK, so I'm not the only one then. @Allen Smith perhaps something you can look into?

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Re: Getting logged out periodically

I looked up the cookies used by Lithium and a user session is meant to last for up to 30 days best I can tell (with the appropriate option enabled), which I don't think any of us are seeing.  Maybe this is overridden by the custom login experience we have here. 

 

Great if Vasil's issue could be investigated and some guidance about sessions seemingly timing out sooner than expected.  I imagine it's a real turn off especially for new members, that might not have the patience to keep logging back in.

 

Just to add - this is what I see when logged out, here I was away for a couple of hours and ran a search when I got back from where I was last in the community.  I have to go back to the home page and sign in again, not much of a drag as what Vasil is seeing but not ideal either.

 

Microsoft Tech Community Logged out glitch.png

 

RE: Getting logged out periodically

So I just had to login 3 times doing my evening sweep of the MTC. It's getting annoying...

Re: RE: Getting logged out periodically

In my case the issue disappeared in latest 2-3 days, have no idea why. More or less normal behaviour, at least compare to previous week with quite often re-logins.

Re: RE: Getting logged out periodically

Sadly, still going strong here. I guess another IE win...

Re: RE: Getting logged out periodically

I just had this happen to me. (:

Re: RE: Getting logged out periodically

Welcome to the club! You're not gonna love it though :)

Re: RE: Getting logged out periodically

I guess Dean is in club for a long while with this or that issues. What is annoying admins add some features and fix bugs (at the same time introducing another bugs) on more or less regular basis without any informing about updates. Never knows behaviour changes since another update on your local PC or these were changes on the site.

Re: Getting logged out periodically

Hi all,

 

Sorry I didnt get back to you, the signout time out for the community is set at over a week but since everyone logs in using MSA (or most people do) your session will expire with MSA long before it does with the community. When that happens you will need to log back into the community again.

 

Given our audience I doubt this will be an education to anyone here but just for completeness, remember that if you have anything installed that automatcially cleans up your browsing session then it will cause the cookie to be deleted and you will need to re-authenticate. 

Re: Getting logged out periodically

I'm using O365 account, and cookies havent been cleared in months, still have to login pretty much every day (and if I'm lucky, few times per day). This started happening recently, was working fine before...

Re: Getting logged out periodically

I also on work account and entire previous week had experience as Vasil has. Why disappeared - don't know, i didn't clean PC and change any settings. If only installed another cumulative update prev Tue

Re: Getting logged out periodically

This just happened again to me. I was prompted to login about 1 hour ago, I was browsing through some posts and all of a sudden got redirected to the login screen. Not a big deal, but definetely not expected nor correct behavior.

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