Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Blog Login State When Browser Is Restarted

Here's a new Blogger behaviour, that seems to have started recently.

Whenever I restart my browser, I stay logged in to GMail with no problem. Not so with Blogger.




My first view


When I start up the browser, this is what I'm always confronted with. So I hit Sign In.




A familiar sight


The old familiar Blogger Login screen pops up for a few seconds.




And now the dashboard


And quickly fades to the Dashboard. Now, I have to find the blog that I should have started with, and select View Blog, again.




And finally I can get to work


After selecting the blog from the dashboard, I am left in the right state to work on the blog. I can open any additional browser windows, and I have administrative access to any other of my blogs, too.

As soon as I close the browser, it's back to the top of this post, again. Apparently, Blogger creates a session cookie, from your GMail account status, but doesn't act upon it until you "Sign In". And having finally signed in, you must again select the blog which you want to view and update.

There's no security here, though. I got to my dashboard, with access to all of my blogs, purely by hitting the Sign In link in the Navbar. And, it's distracting having to reselect the blog.

I'd hate to be the first Blogger that assumes that he is safe, walks away with the Navbar showing the Sign In link, and comes back to find someone happily poking away at his blog, as an administrator.

I don't remember this under Classic Blogger. This needs to be fixed. Sign us in, completely, please, when the browser is restarted.

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2 comments:

luisa brehm said...

Thank you, Chuck !!!
i have this problem too and i asked help in the google group and nothing .... i saw your post there now.
i was wondering, see ...

Ingo & Sonya said...

Chuck

I have the same problem ever since I switched over to the new Blogger. It never remembers my PC. I have searched all over, but haven't found a solution yet. All I know is that other people have the same problem.

Ingo