Continuous Re-login
Problem reported by John Marx - September 26, 2017 at 5:54 AM
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We noticed that we are constantly asked to login over and over again with version 16.3.6474.
 
We have reports from users than every 2-3 calendar entries in web mail they are asked to log back in. They just bought a brand new computer and have tried under Edge and Chrome.
 
We have also noticed logged in as an administrator. If we go to manage a domain, that we are asked to log in every few minutes.
 
If we stay on the spool screen and leave it for hours it seems fine. It is only when we leave the main screen.

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Derek Curtis Replied
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John, do you or do your users have "Remember me" ticked on the login page?

I'm testing this across browsers and don't see the behavior on the system admin side nor do I see it when managing a domain. I don't use "Remember me", though.
Derek Curtis
COO
SmarterTools Inc.
(877) 357-6278
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John Marx Replied
Derek, I do know for a fact that I do have remember me checked.
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Derek Curtis Replied
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Try disabling that and let me know if you continue seeing the issue. I'll test it on my side as well.
Derek Curtis
COO
SmarterTools Inc.
(877) 357-6278
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Derek Curtis Replied
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What interval are you seeing the behavior? You said "every few minutes" so does that mean less than 5 minutes? 30 minutes or more?

UPDATE: I may have spoken too soon. Testing some more...
Derek Curtis
COO
SmarterTools Inc.
(877) 357-6278
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John Marx Replied
Derek,

Did the uncheck and that worked. Below are the steps I did.

1. Login (auto-filled in Chrome and Edge)
a. Remember me is unchecked
2. Click on domain
3. Click on manage
4. Click on impersonate (chose the first one in the list)
5. Click on user
6. Click on impersonate (this is where it WAS (not now) happening)

For a time I would say less than 5 minutes.
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Matthew Leyda Replied
Come on Guys. It sure would be nice to have a short post to let us know what resolved the issue instead of just marking it resolved.
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Derek Curtis Replied
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Sorry for the lack of detail. Essentially, what was happening was that when "Remember me" was checked on the login screen, authentication tokens were getting mixed up. This would more often occur when admin users were impersonating accounts -- the auth tokens were getting mixed up between the 2 different accounts. Once that was resolved it fixed the standard user auth tokens as well. We've sent out a couple of pre-release builds to customers and they reported back that the issue was resolved. The fix will be in this week's release. 
Derek Curtis
COO
SmarterTools Inc.
(877) 357-6278

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