Opened 8 months ago

Last modified 2 months ago

#27249 new defect

Tor 8.0a won't let me log in to Disqus

Reported by: mwolfe Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: tbb-usability-website, tbb-regression, tbb-8.0-issues
Cc: klondike Actual Points:
Parent ID: Points:
Reviewer: Sponsor:

Description

I use Tor to comment anonymously on Disqus, but the upgrade to 8.0a does not let me comment. I have no trouble commenting on 7.5, but I cannot comment on 8.0a. I log in as usual, and go back to the comments, but am not logged in. If I try to log in again, it won't let me, but I can't make a comment or vote another comment up.

Child Tickets

Change History (9)

comment:1 Changed 8 months ago by nickm

Component: - Select a componentApplications/Tor Browser
Owner: set to tbb-team

comment:2 Changed 8 months ago by gk

Keywords: ff60-esr tbb-usability-website added

comment:3 Changed 8 months ago by mwolfe

Before, tabs could see what other tabs were doing/had done. On Disqus, when I logged in, every other tab (previously opened) knew I had logged in, and status changed from 'log-in' to 'logged-in'. No more. Tabs don't know what's happened in other tabs. Disqus sets cookies. Disqus is a site that manages comments for many sites with content, so, when one signs in on the Disqus tab, this information is blocked from all the other content tabs. Changing to 'allow 3rd party cookies' allowed my log-in on the Disqus log-in tab to be seen by the content tabs with the item and the comments, so now I can comment, provided I allow 3rd party cookies (but sometimes that crashes Tor Browser).

comment:4 in reply to:  3 Changed 8 months ago by gk

Replying to mwolfe:

Before, tabs could see what other tabs were doing/had done. On Disqus, when I logged in, every other tab (previously opened) knew I had logged in, and status changed from 'log-in' to 'logged-in'. No more. Tabs don't know what's happened in other tabs. Disqus sets cookies. Disqus is a site that manages comments for many sites with content, so, when one signs in on the Disqus tab, this information is blocked from all the other content tabs. Changing to 'allow 3rd party cookies' allowed my log-in on the Disqus log-in tab to be seen by the content tabs with the item and the comments, so now I can comment, provided I allow 3rd party cookies (but sometimes that crashes Tor Browser).

Interesting. So, we disabled 3rd party cookies in Tor Browser 7 as well. There might be something else that changed. What do you mean by "but sometimes that crashes Tor Browser"? It should work even, though we don't recommend that as we have not checked Mozilla's first-party isolation of cookies yet. Maybe there is a bug with that feature? Could you open a new ticket with a crash report, so we could investigate it? Thanks!

comment:5 Changed 8 months ago by gk

Keywords: tbb-regrssion tbb-8.0-issues added; ff60-esr removed

comment:6 Changed 8 months ago by mwolfe

Before, gocomics.com rejected many Tor exit nodes. Until recently, I used New Tor Circuit until I found a node that worked, but with version 8, New Tor Circuit did not work, and I had to restart Tor Browser until I got an acceptable Exit Node. But when I enabled 3rd party cookies, New Tor Circuit started working again. I have no idea why New Tor Circuit works with 3rd party cookies enabled, but does not work (mainly on gocomics.com) if I reject all 3rd party cookies, but it does work if I accept 3rd party cookies.

comment:7 Changed 8 months ago by mwolfe

Disqus was working with Tor Browser 7, but today I got upgraded to Tor Browser 8 and Disqus stopped working. Something was different. Since I mainly comment on Disqus sites (there are many), and since it had something to do with isolation of tabs, I thought enabling 3rd party cookies might help, and it did. Before several months, when I logged in, all my content tabs with Discus comments changed from 'Log in' to 'Logged in'. That no longer happens. But now that the content tabs can see the 3rd party cookie, they let me log in.

comment:8 Changed 8 months ago by gk

Keywords: tbb-regression added; tbb-regrssion removed

comment:9 Changed 2 months ago by gk

Cc: klondike added

Closed #29452 as a duplicate.

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