WordPress HTTPS (SSL)
[resolved] Can't stay logged in (6 posts)

  1. Eric Mann
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Here's my setup:

    • WordPress 3.4.1
    • Plugin version 3.1.2
    • Single-site setup

    I have things configured such that the admin is entirely secured, and I have a valid SSL certificate installed. Things work beautifully on the admin side until I try to view a post or the front page of the site.

    I let my site load in HTTP (vs HTTPS) just because that's the way I always have. The SSL cert is only used for payment forms, login forms, and the admin. But when I'm logged in and I view the HTTP version of the front-end of the site, I'm automatically logged out.

    Any ideas?


  2. Mike Ems
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Is it a private or shared SSL? Does it happen when you use the default theme?

  3. Eric Mann
    Posted 3 years ago #

    It's a single-domain SSL certificate, so I guess that would be "private." And, unfortunately, I can't switch to the default theme because it's an in-production website.

    I only bring this up because it wasn't an issue a few versions ago when I first started using the plugin and only recently came up. At the moment, I'm the only one affected.

    The website in question is http://jumping-duck.com if you want to take a look and notice any immediate issues.

  4. Mike Ems
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    In that case you shouldn't require the plugin to log into the admin panel securely. Disable the plugin, login, hit the front-end and let me know if it logs you out.

  5. Eric Mann
    Posted 3 years ago #

    OK, even with the plugin disabled, logging in via HTTPS and jumping to the front-end (HTTP) logs me out ... so it's not the plugin that's causing it (I don't think) but potentially WP 3.4.1 ... any ideas?

  6. Mike Ems
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Nope. The only instance I know of that does anything similar is if you're using Shared SSL to secure your admin panel and you try to hit your admin panel over HTTP, then WordPress will log you out.

    I'm leaning toward the theme or a plugin. I would set up another site on the same server to see if you can replicate the issue.

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