Inconsistent User-Agent?


(jkj yuio) #1

Some people like to randomize their browser User-Agent to mitigate fingerprinting and tracking. If you do this on this forum, it doesn’t work.

Specifically, it forgets your login state unless you keep the User-Agent consistent within a session.

?


(David Griffith) #2

It seems to me that the forum code uses a change in User-Agent as something that invalidates the session cookie.


(jkj yuio) #3

Indeed, that’s what it seems to be doing. Annoying.


(David Griffith) #4

I brought this up with the other Administrators just now. I’ll report back on what we come up with.