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    "Remember Me" property not available in login

    Help says that under Layout Options > Layout Type there should be a "Show Remember Me?" option. I don't see it. It goes on to explain that, if enabled and selected, a cookie is stored with the user's login info. I assume this means that, next time the user opens the DB, he'll automatically be logged in and go to the first appropriate view (which is exactly what I'm trying to do).

    Anyone know how to expose this property?

    Re: "Remember Me" property not available in login

    Getting to the Remember Me option takes a couple steps:

    - In Web Security Configuration, select either Login Expiration Policy that starts with "Defined Time..."

    - Adjust the Login Expiration Time as desired

    - Check the Remember Me checkbox.

    - Open your Login component and check the Show Remember Me checkbox on Layout.

    - Publish

    Users who check that box will stay logged in IF they do not specifically log out. (Same as our message board here.)
    Steve Wood
    See my profile on IADN


      Re: "Remember Me" property not available in login

      I should mention there are some programming issues with Remember Me.

      If a user checks Remember Me, closes their browser (waits some period of time) and goes back to the website, they will still be logged in BUT any session variables associated with that person's previous sesison wil be GONE. And anytime you restart the server, all session variables are deleted too.

      However, their "Ulink" session variable will still exist, actually it gets recreated when they hit the site.

      So, you have to think about any session variables you created while the person is in your application, and ensure (if they are needed) that they are recreated, repopulated when any user comes back. I do this by establishing all of them in a header.a5w page that is included on all pages.

      This is usually not a problem if they go straight to a "home" page, but if they try to go directly to some page where a session variable is needed, perhaps to filter records, unless you deal with it, the session variable will not exist and the page will (normally) show no records. So they can't "pick up where they left off", but they are logged in.
      Steve Wood
      See my profile on IADN


        Re: "Remember Me" property not available in login

        Thanks, Steve! There's no way I could have figured that one out by myself.

        Al Mecklenburg


          Re: "Remember Me" property not available in login

          Maybe I spoke too soon. I've set things up as per the previous responses. I monitor my Cookies directory, and see that, when I click on a link to my A5 server, a Cookie is created immediately upon entry to the Login component. I enter ID and password, check "remember your login?", and go the first page of my app.

          I then close the browser (w/o logging off). I click on the server link again. When the login component appears, the previously saved cookie disappears! I had been assuming it would be read, and I'd be taken immediately to the first page of my app.

          Have I missed something? Thanks.