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Security Assist not adding helper files to the site

Thread began 8/22/2010 8:37 am by phebberd116714 | Last modified 8/31/2010 10:22 am by Jason Byrnes | 1497 views | 14 replies |

phebberd116714

Security Assist not adding helper files to the site

I am using the latest version of Security Assist on a Mac running Snow Leopard.

After completing the forgot password page with the Random Password generator and Encryption, the helper files for these are not being added to the WA_SecurityAssist folder.

I have removed and reinstalled Security Assist and also deleted the dat file a number of times.

I checked the config library and the files are in SecurityAssist > Helpers.

My quick fix is to just copy the files to the site, but is there a real fix for this problem?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

This is an issue that a few people are running into, however, we have not been able to find the cause in order to find a solution.

Could you post back screen shots showing your site definition settings? especially the Local Info and Testing server tabs.

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phebberd116714

Screen shots

Here are the screenshots for all 3 tabs.

My local root directory is: /Users/paulmait/Documents/MyWebSites/CROWLANE on PaulsTestSpace

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

I think the problem may be caused by using a remote FTP testing server.

I think using a local testing instead of remote may fix the issue.

see the tutorials for installing a local testing server on the learning resources page:
resources.php

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phebberd116714

Your Solution Worked

Thanks Jason,

I did a quick test using MAMP and the files were indeed added correctly.

The obvious bonus is that using my MAMP server for testing is a whole lot faster than having the files upload to the remote server every time I make a change to a page.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

OK, thanks for posting back your results.

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anonymous

Jason and crew,

I have run into a similar bug as well (on Mac Snow Leopard too) but I found out after applying SHA1 encryption what was going on. For some reason Security Assist will put the Security Assist helper folder up one level outside my public html folder. Very strange.

So, in my case, it actually is creating the folder and files - but it is putting them outside the public html folder.

For example, all of my sites follow this hierarchy:

SITENAME

Assets & public_html


After running a Security Assist function, I now have

SITENAME

Assets - public_html - Security Assist Folder


--------------------------------


Took me forever to figure out what was going on with it, but that seems to be it.

Best regards,

Brian

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

Thank you for reporting this Brian

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carleneBeta Tester

Is there another resolution for this other than working on a local test server? I'm trying to work on a live server and need to work on a live server always. Was this resolved by the files being put up in the hierarchy? Is there a bug fix revision in the works then?

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carleneBeta Tester

Also could someone post a list of the helper file names that are supposed to be created and where exactly they should be located on the site?

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