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Where's the log out function?

Thread began 6/28/2010 2:22 am by mrs | Last modified 9/02/2010 3:29 pm by Jason Byrnes | 3160 views | 9 replies |


Where's the log out function?

I have used security assist to create a registration, log in etc, and once the user is logged in I have created on a every page of my website an area that shows one region and hides another by using the security assist show region function based on whether the user is logged in to the users db table, and it works a treat.

I am now trying to add a log out function, but don't know how to do that as it doesn't exist as a security assist choice, so how do I get a user logged out?


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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

Logout uses the Cookies toolkit Clear Session server behavior.

On the logout page, click the plus button on the server behaviors panel and select WA Cookies Toolkit -> Clear Session.

Set the trigger to Before Page Load and set it to clear all.

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OK, so I have downloaded the latest version of cookies toolkit and installed it, but I have just received a javascript error when trying to run it!

While executing onLoad in WACT_ClearSession.htm, the following Javascript error(s) occured:

At line 357 of file "Hard Disk... blah blah ...Shared:Webassit:Cookies:Library:WA_Configuration.js": getTagProp is not defined

I have removed the MacCaheFile.dat and rebooted DW, but nothing has changed. I have read that if a problem persists, then I need uninstall and reinstall, but that is going to take me hours yet again! Is that seriously what I have to consider doing? It takes an age to uninstall, and just as long to reinstall. I have never had this sort of problem with other extension from other vendors, so why does this kind of error always present itself with nothing but a webassist product?

I don't currently have time to uninstall and reinstall, so I am wondering if you could paste the code I need here. I have used a table called tbl_users from a db called evo1. The unique field and username filed is called fld_email, and the password filed is called fld_password.

Hope you can help and sort this code out for me!

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

This error appears to be a conflict with another extension installed.

We are investigating where the conflict is and trying to resolve it.

You can use the following code to destroy the session:


// Initialize the session.
// If you are using session_name("something"), don't forget it now!

// Unset all of the session variables.
$_SESSION = array();

// If it's desired to kill the session, also delete the session cookie.
// Note: This will destroy the session, and not just the session data!
if (ini_get("session.use_cookies")) {
$params session_get_cookie_params();
setcookie(session_name(), ''time() - 42000,
$params["path"], $params["domain"],
$params["secure"], $params["httponly"]

// Finally, destroy the session.
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Error still present

Ran into the same error today.. Latest version extension and also cleared .dat file

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

we have isolated the conflict to security assist and will be releasing an update to fix the issue.

In the mean time, you can disable security assist in the extensions manager when you need to use the unset session variable behavior.

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carleneBeta Tester

Jason -could you perhaps post a bug report sticky on this forum about conflict?

I was just about to set the log out page up as well. Will that code that you posted work as is - or is there some line(s) that need to be customized in it?

And does this bug affect any other usages of Security Assist and the Cookies Toolkit? Like in the "Remember Me" and "Stay Logged in" checkbox functionality?

And what about when one attempts to combine Security Assist, Universal Email and the CSS Form Builder validations?

Just seeking more clarification on the nature of the conflicts.

Many Thanks!

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

the conflict only effects the clear session value server behavior.

if you create the logout using the wizard, there is no issue.

the conflict does not effect any other aspects of security assist assist.

the only time you will encounter a problem is using the Clear session Value server behavior from the server behaviors panel or the insert menu.

the code i posted earlier will completely destroy the session and does not need to be modified.

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carleneBeta Tester

Great thanks so much for the clarification!

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

no worries

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