I find that Web Panel sessions, unless I specifically log out on exit, are maintained after I close down the browser and even after restarting the computer. This happens with various browsers and on both Windows and Linux. I don’t know of any other “secure” web application which does this. Most time you out automatically after a few minutes and definitely after you close down all browser sessions.
This means that if I forget to log out of the Web Panel or the PC crashes or there’s a power outage then the next user of my account (I share it) can pick up my session and do anything they like with my Dreamhost stuff.
As I say it doesn’t seem to be browser- or platform-dependent but I normally use IE8 with third party cookies disabled and session cookies always allowed.
I’ve tried this on Support but they say because it’s driven by cookies I must either log out or always delete all cookies on exit from the browser. I don’t want to do this just because this one application doesn’t behave properly. Am I being unreasonable? Does anyone have another solution?