Elgg/Vanilla login access problem

Ok, so here is another problem:

Once I login using Elgg, go to tools>Vanilla Forum, I reach the main page for Vanilla.  Since this is a fresh install, there are no discussions listed.

On the top left corner, there is a textual link for "Start a new discussion", but noce I click on it, it take me to a page and I get an error:

"You cannot take part in the discussions because you are not signed in."

So, I do not believe that Vanilla is registering the initial login action via Elgg.  Is there a fix for this?  I read an older post, but apparently there was not final resolution:



Let me know if anyone knows what's up?