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MSD1948
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Can not login to VSX

Hi,

 Title says it all.  Not matter how many times I try to login it says 'Welcome Guest" and ask me to login. 

Dennis

 

dks
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Clearing cookies to log in to VSX

Dennis,

I frequently have this same problem. I've found that clearing my browser's cookies does the trick. The quickest way to do this (in Chrome) is to hit control-shift-delete to bring up the options to clear browsing data.  Select just the "Cookies and other site data" option and (to be safe) set the Time Range to "All time." Note that this will log you out of every other web site, and may also force you to re-enter data on some sites when you visit them the next time. A more targeted approach is to use the developer tools (hit F12 to bring that up in Chrome) and delete just the PHPSESSID cookie under the Application tab. This will only log you out of the main AAVSO page, and reset things so you can cleanly log into VSX. I suspect the main site and VSX are trying to use that same cookie, creating a conflict if you've already logged into www.aavso.org.

Shawn (DKS)

MSD1948
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VSX login

Hi Shawn,

  Thanks for this information.  I only use Firefox on ubuntu linux.  The login problem went away all by itself.  I did nothing at all.  smiley

Dennis

 

 

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