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After, for example, a cookie reset I need to log in again.

Why do I need to enter the password N times for N Stack Exchange sites? Isn't the account consolidated?

Sometimes I can wait for some time and refresh the page and it says at a top something like "Oh, it's you. Click here for the login.", but not in this case.

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    ... What do you mean?
    – Unihedron
    Apr 17, 2015 at 16:58
  • For example, I go to stackexchange.com. See that it's not logged it. I log in (entering password for StackExchange's OpenID). Then I go to superuser.com. Expected: logged in, Actual: need to enter the same password again.
    – Vi.
    Apr 17, 2015 at 17:25
  • This is dependent on your OpenID provider. If the provider remembers your credentials, you don't need to do that.
    – Servy
    Apr 17, 2015 at 17:27
  • do you block Javascript in some way? Afaik you need to have stackauth.com whitelisted for the autologin to work. Apr 19, 2015 at 9:30
  • stackauth.com is in allow list.
    – Vi.
    Apr 19, 2015 at 10:07

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Unless I've misunderstood you, as your question isn't 100% clear...

After, for example, cookie reset I need to log in again.

This is default behavior for all websites which use a cookie based authentication system. If the session is reset somehow, including deleting cookies, then you are logged out.

Why do I need to enter the password N times for N Stack Exchange sites? Isn't the account consolidated?

You shouldn't need to.
If you are logged in to one Stack Exchange site and visit another which you have already associated your account with, then you should either:

  1. Be auto logged in when you visit, and just click the refresh in the top banner
  2. Sometimes happens when you need to manually click "login", but then you should only need to click the login method after that and the site will get your cookie from the other site you are logged in from

Although this does depend on your login method. Can you give more information?

Sometimes I can wait for some time and refresh the page and it says at a top something like "Oh, it's you. Click here for the login.", but not in this case

Did you clear cookies? Which would log you out of all sites.

Can you describe the actual issue in a little more detail?

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  • I restored the browser profile from a backup. The "1. Be auto logged in .. 2. ... only need to click 'log in' ..." does not hold.
    – Vi.
    Apr 17, 2015 at 17:33
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    One more idea: maybe the privacy-related browser extensions interferes with this cookie exchange process?
    – Vi.
    Apr 17, 2015 at 17:34

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