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Login two times for admin page?

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by steven s, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. steven s

    steven s Well-Known Member

    I'm sure there is a good reason, I just don't know why though.
    What is the purpose of having to log in twice to access your admin cp?

    I mean, you log in once as a user with admin rights.
    Then click on admin control panel link and enter your password again.
  2. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    It's just extra security in case your login is cookied on a shared computer. If you go directly to the Admin CP then you only have to login once.
  3. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    But with no Admin CP button to click on then someone would need to remember the url (yoursite.com/community/admin.php) or have it book marked... [​IMG]
  4. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Public sessions and admin sessions are treated separately, so that you don't log in to the ACP unless you really want to do so.
  5. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    I'm glad you have to log in to the acp separately. Added security, imo.

    I bookmark my acp.
  6. FredC

    FredC Well-Known Member

    I only wish we could log out of our sites and stay logged into the ACP.. This would make testing permissions a bit easier..
  7. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

  8. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    ummm why?
  9. FredC

    FredC Well-Known Member

    Cuz sometimes when you are testing things that require you to logout of the forum 20 times in five minutes it would be nice if we could still stay logged into the ACP to make changes without having to re login 20 times in that same five minutes.. For example i sometimes have to log out of the forum as an admin and log into a test account with different permissions to test the changes ive made on a per usergroup basis.. It sucks that every time you go back to the acp to make another adjustment you have to re login.. Im a Joomla junkie and its just something i prefer and am used to on that system.. I know vB handled ACP logins the same way XF does.. Its not a show stopper but its just a preference. Especially right now when im having so many troubles with permissions.. Its driving me nuts to have to re login to the ACP every 30 seconds. Im sure there is some kind of security concerns i just dont know about.. (remember i dont code so understanding how security works in these sessions is foreign to me.) anyways the way the system works that would make a good 40 logins between accounts going back and forth in that 5 minutes from my example.
  10. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    You could always use 2 different browsers.
  11. FredC

    FredC Well-Known Member

    I do on occasions, either way it wasnt a suggestion it was a personal preference.. Ill let the devs do their job and ill do mine within the terms of the systems im using..
  12. Trombones13

    Trombones13 Well-Known Member

    Or you could use the "test permissions" function in the ACP (Users -> Test Permissions) to check them without having to log out at all... :)
  13. FredC

    FredC Well-Known Member

    Yeah that works to a degree, But until i figure out exactly what it changes and what it doesn't the old tried and true method is working out better for me at the moment.. This software being new and in beta is causing me alot of headaches when it comes to grasping some probably very basic stuff.. As i get more comfortable with it im sure that method will get used more and more but right now im just having issues with it, and dont trust it 100%

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