redmine/gerrit authentication expires too often/frequently
From an e-mail by Sylvain:
I'm not sure if it's just me or if I'm using it wrong but I'm always annoyed when I have to login to gerrit ... 1) I shouldn't be logged out at all ... it's not a high security stuff that session should be kept open for a long time, like > 1 week without issues ... 2) I have to retype the openid login url. I mean there is a login with Yahoo and login with Launchpad Id dedicated link, isn't there a way to add, "login with your osmocom redmine account" link ? 3) Then I'm redirected to redmine, where I have to login as well, because again for some reason I've been logged out. Same comment as above, unless I explicitely log out, that session should last for ever pretty much ... 4) When I then login to redmine, I get redirected to the OpenID end point but at this point the "open id state" or whatever has been lost and so I need to go back to gerrit and re-do the whole login process so it can do it in one go without being interrupted by the redmine login process and finally log me into gerrit ... I can assure you I gave up on the whole process more than one time .... Cheers, Sylvain
Let's track in this ticket only the question why the authentication expires that frequently.
#1 Updated by zecke almost 4 years ago
Yes, unfortunately I have seen all of these. Will look at it during OsmoDevCon.
- Gerrit should cache the log-in for months. I suspect the OpenID "token" holds an expiry as well. Need to learn/investigate it
- Button. Yes, but then we permanently need to rebase/patch it. But true
- I need to figure out if redmine can keep the info after the redirect..
#3 Updated by zecke almost 4 years ago
- Status changed from New to In Progress
- I don't see an expiration handling in the OpenID gerrit code => not sure what to do. But "rememberme" seems to have an effect
- I have added an "Osmocom Login button" to the page.
Going to continue to look at how to improve it.
Much less an "issue" because :
(1) redmine seems to keep me logged in
(2) the "login with osmocom" made it way more seemless.
But for gerrit I'm pretty much always logged out everytime I go to it.
The only cookie it has seems to be a "Session" one and shouldn't expire. Not sure if it has some kind of time limit baked-in ...
(But then I've also just looked now so that might have changed with the upgrade.)