Login Looping - SameSite Errors


Are you getting stuck in a redirect loop? Are you seeing some console errors in your browser about SameSite Cookies?

Browsers are starting to enforce strict rules on Cookies set by web apps. The issue here is when an application is not hosted on the same host as Organizr. You have three options...


We will use windows as an example.

The Hosts file in Windows is located at the following location:


Here you will see the Hosts file. Right-click on it and select Notepad. Make the changes and Save.

But sometimes, even when you are logged on with administrative credentials, you may receive one of the following error message:

Access to C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\ hosts was denied

Cannot create the C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts file. Make sure that the path and file name are correct.

In this case, type Notepad in Start search and right-click on the Notepad result. Select Run as administrator. Open the Hosts file, make the necessary changes, and then click Save.

The changes you need to make are like below:       hostname

The left value is the IP address and the right value is the hostname or text you want to tie to that IP address. For this fix everything needs to be on the same domain (basically like how subdomains work when reverse proxying).

Note: They must be on the same subdomain for this to work. You can't just do:

<service>.tld, they have to be <service>.something.tld


Depending on your Router you will need to lookup how to achieve this. Routers usually utilize using Dnsmasq.

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