Cynthia R. Douglas
|Being paranoid about cookies, I normally only allow the direct site I am at to set them. I don't want third party cookies enabled on my computer.|
However, the only way to log in to PHP Classes now is to allow third party cookies.
I seriously object to this.
I will have to reset my browser settings every time I want to log into this site and then unset them when I leave.
This is a royal pain.
|2010-08-17 22:16:20 - In reply to message 1 from Cynthia R. Douglas|
|There is nothing to be paranoid about it. You only need to allow cookies from https://accounts.icontem.com/ , which is the single sign-on site. Icontem is the company that owns the PHPClasses site.|
In reality https://accounts.icontem.com/ is not a third party site, but browsers consider it third party because it opens in an iframe in the middle of a page of PHPClasses.
In a few days another site will be launched. You will be able to use the same account you use to access PHPClasses to access the new site. I am sure you would consider it even more annoying if you had to create a new account to access the new site.
Other than that, the new login page is available only by secure HTTP (HTTPS/SSL), unlike in the past. That protects you from somebody snooping your connections and steal you password to take over your account.
In sum, there is nothing to worry.