Why do users have to log in on each page?

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I want to password protect the entire site, but the problem that I now face, is that users are asked to enter their username and password on every page, as opposed to just entering it once and having it applied across the entire website.

Does anyone have a solution that allows the entire site to be username and password protected, but does not need the user to login in to every single page?
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omigsawebmaster

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Mike

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Yes, I do.

Go to site Manager
Click Site Password Protection
Check/uncheck the pages you want protected in the box that pops up. Also you can edit the login info here.

If you need more help, ask
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omigsawebmaster

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Thanks for the reply Mike, but my issue is with users having to login on every single page, as opposed to once for the whole site.

Is there not a "username and password" for entire site option, as opposed to a page by page option?
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Hi omigsawebmaster

We do not yet have a "membership" feature that lets your users log in to a page or the whole site. We will be releasing it later this year.

For the time being, you will need to use the workaround that Mike has suggested on this thread.

Hope this helps.

Thank you
Nazlie
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If you click on "check all" for the pages, that usually makes them all work together and it checks them all (obviously). On one of my sites I password protected all of them by clicking that "check all" and then when I login to on page and go to another page it doesn't make my login again. Let me know how this goes.

I hope this is helpful.

Sincerely,
Nathan
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Hello omigsawebmaster

I believe the behaviour for Password Protection may differ from browser to browser. Generally, with Firefox, Safari, and IE, you do need to enter the Password Protection information for each page you've password protected. However, with Chrome, it seems to remember the password and not require you to log in each time.

The next time that your visitors logs into your site (and they have not cleared their cookies), they will not need to login again.
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I use Chrome so thats why it works. Isn't there a way that the cookie for the login for protected pages to stay in the browser until the browser is closed?
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Hello omigsawebmaster,

I'm not sure if there is some misunderstanding on this thread but would you mind posting your site URL so that we can take a look at this issue? Could you also confirm which browser you are using?

If you have more than one password-protected page on your site, it should not be asking you to enter the username/password more than once as cookies are used. This is not browser-specific (sorry Sanja :)
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omigsawebmaster

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The site is at http://boardexample.yolasite.com/ until i get the issue sorted out so that we can publish it to our sub-domain.

I've tested it in IE 8 primarily, as the 20 or people that will be using this, are people who will be using IE, and i doubt any will use Chrome, Firefox or Safari.

I double checked again this morning, and it still asks for the username and password on each page (and yes, I have selected the "Lock all" option).

Thanks
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We've taken a look and fixed what we think is the problem - can you give it a try and let us know if it still doesn't remember the login details?
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It seems to be working perfectly now, thank you so much.

Would you mind telling me what the problem was in case it comes up again?

And again, thanks for the help :)
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No problem! It's a technical glitch on our end with the cookie. If it happens again (but we've permanently fixed it so that it won't), then feel free to post on this thread or send us an email.