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Every few weeks or so (at least, that's my guess at the time interval), the Crunchroll app on Android requires me to re-authenticate with my username and password. It's really inconvenient for me, because I have no idea what my password is. Following good security practices, it's a long, randomly-generated password that I manage with a password manager on my PC, and re-typing it on a phone is a pain in the rear.

Is this intended behavior, like a misguided attempt at additional security? Because I can lock my own phone, you know? If so, it often makes the app much less useful for me, since I'd only want to watch on my phone if I don't have access to my PC or TV at home. And I do this so infrequently that more often than not I can't watch on my phone when I'd like to, since I don't remember my bloody password off the top of my head.

Other than that, the app seems to work great for me.
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dutchgun wrote:

Every few weeks or so (at least, that's my guess at the time interval), the Crunchroll app on Android requires me to re-authenticate with my username and password. It's really inconvenient for me, because I have no idea what my password is. Following good security practices, it's a long, randomly-generated password that I manage with a password manager on my PC, and re-typing it on a phone is a pain in the rear.

Is this intended behavior, like a misguided attempt at additional security? Because I can lock my own phone, you know? If so, it often makes the app much less useful for me, since I'd only want to watch on my phone if I don't have access to my PC or TV at home. And I do this so infrequently that more often than not I can't watch on my phone when I'd like to, since I don't remember my bloody password off the top of my head.

Other than that, the app seems to work great for me.


Most password managers for the PC also come with Android apps that can be set up to use the same password storage.
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Posted 10/4/16 , edited 10/4/16

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Most password managers for the PC also come with Android apps that can be set up to use the same password storage.


True, I could work around this, but I really shouldn't have to. Security-wise, there's really no good reason to do this. And if it's a bug, it should be fixed.

Edit: To clarify... IS this actually intended behavior? If it's a bug, I'd be happy to provide more detailed info. If it's intended behavior, I'd love to know why that's the case as well.
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