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I remember I was able to browse things like my profile and others' profiles from the community tab in Steam. Lately, however, it seems that the community tab just shows me a page where I have to explicitly log-in with my Steam account name and password - even though I'm browsing from within the logged-in Steam client.

Is this normal? Is there anything I can do to make it authenticate automatically, or do I have to use the username and password manually?

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I just checked and it logged me in automatically. –  Resorath May 26 '11 at 6:07

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It happens now and then, especially when your Steam client has been running for a long time.

The built-in browser drops your session cookies, for some reason, making your current login invalid.

To solve this, either log-in or restart your client.

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Restarting the client works and feels like the "correct" approach... thanks! –  Oak May 26 '11 at 6:39
    
Yes, it is very annoying, but worked for me too. –  Drake May 26 '11 at 7:33

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