I assume this adobe response for the iphone app may also explain the desktop problem. or maybe not.
Hi and sorry for the trouble.
In preparation for the CS6 launch, we have had to change the log-in components for Story to use newer APIs. We are in the process of updating the iPhone application so that we use the latest login components. This update should be ready to submit to Apple in about a weeks’ time.
Sr. Product Manager
Same issue here. I can login online with no issues. But when I try to sign in to my desktop app it says signing in but then never does and goes back to the sign in page.
I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling with no success.
My Story iPhone app however has no issues.
Thanks in advance for any ideas.
This fixed the issue for me that I read about on another forum:
1) You don't need to uninstall adobe story. just close the adobe story application if it's already running.
2) after that on
Delete "%appdata%\Adobe\AIR\ELS\com.adobe.AdobeStory*" (i.e. delete all the folders starting with
Delete the application stored data: User > Library > Application Support > AIR > ELS > com.adobe.AdobeStory*
3) Now try logging in and you will see that you logged-in in online mode, your online data will start syncing to offline database automatically.
This seemed to give everything a clean start. Hope this helps.
Do not delete your ELS data permanently. Before going for experiment keep a copy of it so that you can restore it if needed.
With the latest changes in Story and our move to subscription model now free users won't be able to use AIR application. Only those users who were already using Story on a particular machine would be able to login to AIR-offline to access their data. So if you delete your ELS Story would treat you as a new user altogether and it'll not allow you to login unless you are a paid user.
Adobe Story team