#53 ✓resolved
Matt Kern

Safari and user_credentials cookie issue

Reported by Matt Kern | March 10th, 2009 @ 03:02 AM

I've been wrestling with this one for a couple days just trying to get it reproducible and I think I finally have it. It seems to affect the authlogic example app as well as my apps (which are based on that code for now, anyhow).

It seems that these steps pretty regularly reproduce the problem (though, strangely, not every time):

  1. Log in to the example app. (http://authlogicexampleapp.binar...).
  2. Log out.
  3. Wait about 10 seconds (this seems to matter, and again I don't know why yet, but it's the one thing that seems to matter most).
  4. Click on the "Login" link.

About 80% of the time you'll get redirected straight to the /account path and you'll see you're logged in at that point. If you check out the cookies for the site you'll also notice that the user_credentials cookie reappear.

If anyone wants to help test this, this seems to be a pretty significant issue. I'm especially curious to hear if this affects Safari 3 or not.

Otherwise I'll keep trying to narrow it down. Oh, and btw, this doesn't seem to be reproducible at all in firefox.

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Object based authentication solution that handles all of the non sense for you. It's as easy as ActiveRecord is with a database.

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