Last modified: 2011-01-25 01:09:20 UTC
If I login via the secure server, I don't get logged in anywhere else. I would just use the secure server, but meta and commons don't seem to have secure servers...
0. have a global account on a Wikimedia wiki other than commons or meta
1. login via the secure server
2. see if you are logged in on meta or commons
No notice regarding being logged into other wikis. You aren't logged in on meta or commons.
the notice you would get if you had logged in via any other wiki and the associated backend behaviors (i.e. you get logged into meta/commons)
The secure server URL for meta is <https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/meta/wiki/Main_Page> and for commons is <https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/wiki/Main_Page>.
If you are logged into a global login site via secure server, then you are automatically logged into other global login site if you visit it via secure server, but not if you visit it via unsecure server, and vice versa.
If that's the case, why doesn't it tell me I'm logged in elsewhere? Whether it actually logs me in is one thing, whether it tells me is another. On the unsecure server it gives a message like "logging you in on other sites..." or something similar. No such notice is given on the secure server. Furthermore, if the secure and insecure servers are that separate, a message to that effect should be given when logging in via the secure server.
The logo images are a login hack necessary to login across domains. This isn't needed for secure.wikimedia.org, which is all on a single domain.
OK... but they are also a usability thing. I can't tell that I've been logged in globally unless I get at least a textual message saying so.
Reopening with changed summary text to clarify the issue.