How To Add Remember Me On Login Page

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Welcome to my blog post about adding a “Remember Me” feature to a login page! As someone who has experienced the frustration of constantly having to enter login credentials, I understand the importance of this feature. In this article, I will guide you through the process of implementing a “Remember Me” checkbox on your login page, providing a convenient and user-friendly experience for your users.

Understanding the “Remember Me” Feature

The “Remember Me” feature allows users to stay logged in even after they close the browser or navigate away from the website. It accomplishes this by storing a token or cookie on the user’s device, which can be used to automatically log them in the next time they visit the site. This saves users from the hassle of repeatedly entering their credentials and enhances the overall user experience.

Implementing the “Remember Me” Checkbox

To add the “Remember Me” feature to your login page, you’ll need to make some modifications to your code. Here’s a step-by-step guide:

  1. Start by creating a checkbox element on your login form, labeled as “Remember Me”. This can be done using HTML:
  2. <input type="checkbox" name="remember"> Remember Me

  3. In your back-end code, when handling the login request, check if the “Remember Me” checkbox is selected. If it is, create a unique token or generate a random string that will be associated with the user’s account.
  4. if(isset($_POST['remember'])) {

        $token = generate_token();



  5. Store the generated token in a secure manner, such as a database table dedicated to storing remember me tokens. Make sure to associate the token with the user’s account.
  6. function store_token_in_database($token) {

        $user_id = get_current_user_id();

        $expiration_date = get_token_expiration_date();

        save_token_to_database($user_id, $token, $expiration_date);


  7. When the user visits your website again, check if a valid token exists. If it does, automatically log the user in without requiring them to enter their credentials.
  8. $token = get_remember_me_token_from_cookie();

    if(validate_token($token)) {




Adding a “Remember Me” feature to your login page can greatly enhance the user experience on your website. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can provide a convenient way for users to stay logged in, saving them time and effort. Remember to handle the storage and validation of tokens securely to ensure the privacy and security of your users’ accounts.

For more information and detailed code examples, you can check out the official documentation on implementing the “Remember Me” feature.

I hope you found this article helpful! If you have any further questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below. Happy coding!