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3-31-2012 @ 12:07PM
Why can I never stay logged into my Battle.net account? Every time I visit the main WoW site I have to log back in if I want to post on the forums or check my account. Is there a hidden menu somewhere to change this?
3-31-2012 @ 12:15PM
And, while we're at it, is there a way to make it so I don't need my authenticator every time?
3-31-2012 @ 12:49PM
You definitely want your authenticator each time. There's a lot of private information behind that wall.
3-31-2012 @ 4:06PM
I believe its because of your authenticator that you don't stay logged in. It can remember your username/password, but it can't generate your Authentication number for you, so it makes you reenter the data, even if you ask it to remember.
3-31-2012 @ 4:52PM
My guess is that a website is inherently less secure than a custom built app, and it's easier to lift the log in information for IE/Firefox/Opera than the WoW Client. So when you log in with WoW, and the server sees it's from a specific client at a specific IP that logged in with a specific account, then it's safer to assume the person is the same and all is well without needing the Authenticator again.With a Web Browser, it's possible it saved the password for the users convenience (the WoW client doesn't do this) and someone else could be on and retrieved it. As they can't be certain it's the same person, they ask to reauthenticate.
3-31-2012 @ 5:39PM
I can usually post fine on the forums (staying logged in from last visit), but if I want to access my account info, I have to log in properly with the authenticator and all.
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