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More persistent login for lds.org

Postby scromar » Sun Dec 26, 2010 4:13 pm

I have not been able to determine what the current policy is, but it seems like every time I sit down in front of my computer to use lds.org (oftentimes multiple times in a single day), I have to login again. With all of the useful services available on the website now, I find myself using it more and more, and I don't like having to re-login constantly. I think that login should persist much longer than it currently does.

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Postby mkmurray » Sun Dec 26, 2010 4:19 pm

scromar wrote:I have not been able to determine what the current policy is, but it seems like every time I sit down in front of my computer to use lds.org (oftentimes multiple times in a single day), I have to login again. With all of the useful services available on the website now, I find myself using it more and more, and I don't like having to re-login constantly. I think that login should persist much longer than it currently does.

I agree completely. A "remember me" feature would be quite welcome.
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Postby johnsonth » Mon Dec 27, 2010 11:06 am

I think the session expires after a while (15 minutes?) to prevent resource overload on the servers. It's a technical limitation, in other words.

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Postby scromar » Tue Dec 28, 2010 6:41 am

If it really is a technical limitation: As the Church is developing all of these new and useful apps, it needs to ensure that there are adequate resources to serve them up. They become much less useful when I frequently go to use them on Sundays, and they simply don't work because the servers are overloaded. This type of thing often happens during General Conference too. Why doesn't the Church host these things on a scalable infrastructure, like Amazon EC2, so that the power could be scaled up on Sundays, and down during the week? It always annoys me that lds.org is generally a slow site, and it gets especially slow when there is more demand.

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Re: More persistent login for lds.org

Postby DevinRB » Sat Mar 30, 2013 12:04 pm

Two years after these posts, there still isn't a persistent login. Is this a possibility now? Thanks!

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Re: More persistent login for lds.org

Postby mevans » Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:43 pm

You could get around this by using a password manager, such as LastPass (there are others). You could configure the password manager to not require a password to automatically log you in. It's not quite the same thing, but it might get you around the nuisance of logging in.

Bear in mind that if you do this, your LDS account is only as secure as your computer(s). Some callings give you access to sensitive information.

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Re: More persistent login for lds.org

Postby jared.capson » Wed May 01, 2013 12:24 pm

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