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I use Firefox 66.0.2 on a PC.

Since about one week I have to run through the authorization procedure once a day!

On my iPad this is not the case.

How can I get rid of this daily authorization?
in Support and help by ElectroSmogTherapy (310 points)
I've got the same problem not only with Firefox and PC but  also with Chrome on my  iPad.

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Think we all have to wait some more days since project-gc gets this issue solved. 

It all has to do with the new GC API.

I need to run through the authorization procedure more often than one a day. Nomally after 1 or two hours.

So we should hope and wish good luck for the IT-Support team.

by supertwinfan (19.6k points)
selected by ElectroSmogTherapy
The Groundspeak API allows refresh of the OAuth token without sending us users all the way back for Authorization. The token is valid for 1 year, but needs to be refreshed after an hour.

It is entirely within Project-GC's ability to fix this.
+1 vote
I am assuming with the work that they are currently working on with the new API is resulting in the reoccurring need to log in.  I am sure that once they have the issues with the new API worked out that this will resolve itself.
by ormustr (4.0k points)
+1 vote
Project-GC can fix this. They need to read the Groundspeak API documentation anout token refresh. There is no need to send users back to GS to re-authorize, they just need to refresh the OAuth token after it expolires.
From the API docs:

When the access token expires, the app can make a POST call into the OAuth service's token endpoint ( to exchange the refresh_token for a new access token without any additional authorize calls. The post body must be formatted using x-www-form-urlencoded.
by steve.n.erin (290 points)
Think project-gc has still some technical issues with the new API from GC.

Also need to authorize  every day. Sometimes more often within a day

Funny - I also have to authorize more often by