Showing logged in when not ?

Discussion in 'General Topics' started by CloneRanger, Apr 10, 2011.

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  1. CloneRanger

    CloneRanger Registered Member

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    I logged out a few minutes earlier, disabled cookies & scripting, even closed FF which flushes out cache etc, relaunched FF & came straight here and saw this ?

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    Also when we are logged in it shows our username as the first one named.

    Not sure if this a glitch at your end or ?
     
  2. LowWaterMark

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    You executed the logout from a session which already had cleared cookies. So, that logout didn't actually log you out because from its perspective, you weren't logged in. For a logout to be effective, it must still have the active sessions info available, including the long logouthash and of course, the current session hash.

    If cookies are cleared prior to issuing a logout, it can't log you out since you don't pass the security check as being the member that was logged in.

    The reason why your image above shows your username "not in the first position" is because you were viewing it as a guest. Had you been logged in within your browser session (ie. cookies still stored), it would indeed be first. The only reason that can happen is because with no cookie values showing you logged in, you appear as a guest viewer on the forum.
     
  3. CloneRanger

    CloneRanger Registered Member

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    @ LowWaterMark

    I couldn't have asked for a more complete response, which fully explains everything i wanted to know. Thanks :) :thumb:
     
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