- July 19th, 2011
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It seems like the changes at Flickr (implementing support for oAuth) are affecting sign in from Flickr Studio. Symptoms: you are trying to sign in but only asked for your username/password in some kind of endless loop. This problem seems to affect all Flickr users with a Yahoo-ID. Sign in via Facebook/Google seems unaffected (but may take a looong time).
Solution 1: Wait
It may sound crazy, but the easiest solution seems to just wait some hours and try again. I’ve had some people reporting sign in problems only to e-mail me two hours later that the problem disappeared. I’m not sure what is causing these problems, it must have something to do with the changes at Yahoo/Flickr.
Solution 2: Manual sign in
I have been e-mailing some people the following solution, which sometimes seems to work:
- On your iPad, go to mobile safari app
- Go to the Flickr site and make sure you are signed in
- Now go to Flickr Studio app
- Go to the settings tab and tap “add account”.
- Use the “problems signing in” button on the lower right – this will open safari on the Flickr authentication page
- Click the “I accept”, Flickr Studio should now automatically be started with you signed in.
Another problem signing in, “Timestamp Refused” error
Another problem which may occur when signing in to your Flickr account with Flickr Studio may be the message (Problem signing in: authentication needed: “timestamp refused”). This often occurs when travelling in another country and is easily fixed by setting your iPad to the New York time zone.
To do this:
- Open the settings app on your iPad
- On the left hand side, tap on “General”
- On the right hand side tap on “Date & Time”
- Choose New York
If these solution do not work, please contact support!.
I hope this helps!
Sorry for the inconvenience and thanks for your understanding!