Unable to pass login request with validated login info while I have several iNaturalist tabs open in the same browser with login status on

Platform: Website
Browser: Chrome 64-bit version# 86.0.4240.198
URL: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/upload

Problem Description:
I added a few overservations this Wednesday, but I forgot to press the submit button until yesterday. While I had other iNaturalist webpages open and working well with my login status on in the same browser, it requested me to login, but I was not able to login with validated login information.
I had tried my registered email address, user name, and name.
Also, I had put the computer into hibernation while I was sleeping or away.

Please help fix the issue and advise.

Best Regards,

Helen Lin

i think this is the same issue as what’s described in a previous bug report: Unable to resume creating observations when laptop was in Sleep Mode - Bug Reports - iNaturalist Community Forum

without getting too much into the weeds, i suspect you just need to make sure you submit your observations sooner than later when using the web uploader. if the page works like i suspect it does, then it uses a web token that is valid for 24 hours. so once the token expires, i'm guessing there's no good way to continue your session without refreshing the page. i'm not sure why the page asks for a name and password since i doubt you'd be able to use the page to submit the pending observations without a valid token. really, if the page works the way i think it does, then it should just tell you that the session has expired and force you to go to the login page to log in again (which would force you leave the upload page and come back later to re-input your observations).

EDIT: apparently, you should be able to resume your work…

… so if that’s the case, then something just needs to be fixed, and this bug report should probably be consolidated with the other one noted above.

Yes, somebody please fix it! It hasn’t been a problem for me lately as I haven’t been uploading very many observations at once and can do it in one shot, but would love to not have to worry about it.