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Users reporting login problems on multiple sites

Thread began 3/01/2021 8:04 am by MWilson | Last modified 3/03/2021 8:57 am by MWilson | 209 views | 4 replies


Users reporting login problems on multiple sites

Hi Ray, I run three websites for one client and there are several different SA login sections on these sites for different users. Apparently the company gets regular queries from their users that they can't login.

Unfortunately we never really get a proper explanation as to what's happening (as you know users tend to just say "it's not working" and expect you to troubleshoot from that!) I've told them to ask the usual questions such as which browser they're using, what the actual issue is etc but we get very little feedback.

One issue that I have myself on a fairly regular basis is that Chrome in particular sometimes just won't let me login to these sites even though I know my login details are correct. If I login via an incognito window, or in another browser, it works fine. I know therefore that it’s probably a cookie-related issue. However, even if I clear the cookies for the website, restart the browser, restart the computer, run CCleaner etc etc, it still won’t let me login. The only successful method I’ve discovered so far is if I use the forgotten password link to reset my password, that seems to force Chrome into updating the stored details and I can then login. I should add that this only happens on the sites I’ve built using SA – I don’t have this issue with other sites I use.

I wonder if you would mind taking a look at a couple of my login pages just in case there’s something obvious that might be causing problems? I’m thinking it could be:

• Duplicate or incorrect code on the login pages, or wrong code order
• Different login pages for different sections of one site but all using the same SA files – maybe users have a different password for each and Chrome is only remembering one?
• Something in the way the session cookies are set

I’ve attached some login pages, if you could cast your eye over them it would be much appreciated. I’m just about to amalgamate these three sites into one so I’d like to get this sorted out before I do so!

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