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PHPBB3 cookie problem

Posted on 2011-03-21
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A PHPBB3 installation is not using cookies to authenticate users. It uses SID on URLs to authenticate users. How can this behavior be changed so that cookies will be used instead of SID appended on every URL?

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I'm pretty sure phpbb3 uses both methods simultaneously

sid for in session and cookie to stay logged in when out of session
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Shinesh Premrajan earned 500 total points
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phpBB uses cookies to store a session id and a small amount of user data. For this data to be stored correctly the cookie domain, name, path and secure settings must be correct. You can check this in

Admin->General->Server Configuration->Cookie Settings.

Typically the cookie domain can be left blank and the cookie path set to / (a single forward slash). Do not set the cookie as being secure unless your board is running over a secure sockets layer connection, ie. https://

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