THANKS! That worked! I know it's not your problem but right now nobody is getting into Minkata shard past authentication. It is terminally confusing when the same problem shows up on two shards. I got 'terminally' confused!
Recently - last few weeks - if consistently fails to retain my password over several days ( a week). I type it in each time with save password and, for at least that day, it's fine. Come back next week and no. Problem continues October 7.