[RCD] login into 2 accounts with out logging out the first

gnul nullchar at gmail.com
Fri Jan 15 22:54:30 CET 2010


On Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 2:30 PM, leigh <leigh at hcs.harvard.edu> wrote:
> I think there is no straightforward, secure way of doing this. This is not
> specific to roundcube, but applies to any website that uses browser cookies
> to keep track of user sessions (pretty much any website that lets you log
> in). There's no way to allow multiple sessions per browser because the same
> cookies are available throughout all tabs of the browser. The only
> workarounds are to use multiple browsers or private browsing modes, which
> allows different sets of cookies to be used in different tabs/browsers.
>

Exactly. Due to session/cookie handling, nearly all websites that
require a login do not support multiple logins.  The tip on this
thread to use different hostnames is a great idea for an admin to
setup.

In some browsers, opening a "new window" will create a separate
session.  Firefox only allows a single session for all windows, but
you can run multiple profiles which gives you multiple sessions.

To launch the profile manager, run:
  firefox -ProfileManager

Then create 2 or more profiles.  Then run each profile with the
-no-remote switch:
  firefox  -no-remote -P <profile>

Now you can login to roundcube, gmail, etc. with separate users at the
same time.
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