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Paths problem. Security Assist unable to write correct paths.

Thread began 8/31/2010 11:35 pm by neilo | Last modified 9/02/2010 9:19 am by Jason Byrnes | 887 views | 5 replies |

neilo

Paths problem. Security Assist unable to write correct paths.

How or where can I set the correct paths in Security Assist? It can't seem to be done using the wizard. I have tried several times running the wizard in CS4 and CS3 (SiteAssist won't run at all in CS5) before having to delete all the files and start again.

I start with a a page (admin/index.php) open and run the wizard. The security assist pages (users_EmailPW.php, users_LogIn.php, users_LogOut.php, users_Profile.php andusers_Registration.php) are created in the mysite.com/admin directory, with the security assist folder in the root directory.

Page access code is applied to all the pages in the admin directory.

When I try to access any of these pages - including users_LogIn.php - the url points not to admin/somepage.php, but to admin/admin/somepage.php.

There is no option to change it during the wizard's run. What is supposed to happen and why won't it?

There is some urgency with this (overdue) site - I thought this would be straight forward.

Thanks.

Edit: Later that night . . .

Removed all Security Assist files, folder and pages' code. Deleted Wincache file etc. Ran Wizard, this time from page in site root, with no mention of an admin folder anywhere in the wizard. Then I applied page access code to all pages in admin folder.

Try to access any of those pages and Site Assist still forces all urls to contain the path admin/admin/somepage.php, i.e. - http://www.mysite.com/admin/admin/index.php?accesscheck=%2Fadmin%2Findex.php%3F

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

I have never run into this sort of issue using security assist, I just tried to recreate it on my computer, and the paths are being created properly.

can you send a page or two that are having this problem so i can examine the code to try and find the cause.

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neilo

Hi Jason,

Thanks for looking in to this - the problem is undoubtedly something that I'm doing wrong (it always is) but this is driving me up the wall.

I currently have Security Assist pages, folder and code removed from the site, but the most recent Security Assist implementation found a new way to extract a lonesome and echoing howl by producing this URL:

http://www.katelissauer.com/admin/index.php?accesscheck=%2Fadmin%2Findex.php%3Faccesscheck%3D%252Fadmin%252Findex.php%253Faccesscheck%253D%25252Fadmin%25252Findex.php%25253Faccesscheck%25253D%2525252Fadmin%2525252Findex.php%2525253Faccesscheck%2525253D%252525252Fadmin%252525252Findex.php%252525253Faccesscheck%252525253D%25252525252Fadmin%25252525252Findex.php%25252525253Faccesscheck%25252525253D%2525252525252Fadmin%2525252525252Findex.php%2525252525253Faccesscheck%2525252525253D%252525252525252Fadmin%252525252525252Findex.php%252525252525253Faccesscheck%252525252525253D%25252525252525252Fadmin%25252525252525252Findex.php%25252525252525253Faccesscheck%25252525252525253D%2525252525252525252Fadmin%2525252525252525252Findex.php%2525252525252525253Faccesscheck%2525252525252525253D%252525252525252525252Fadmin%252525252525252525252Findex.php%252525252525252525253Faccesscheck%252525252525252525253D%25252525252525252525252Fadmin%25252525252525252525252Findex.php%25252525252525252525253Faccesscheck%25252525252525252525253D%2525252525252525252525252Fadmin%2525252525252525252525252Findex.php%2525252525252525252525253Faccesscheck%2525252525252525252525253D%252525252525252525252525252Fadmin%252525252525252525252525252Findex.php%252525252525252525252525253Faccesscheck%252525252525252525252525253D%25252525252525252525252525252Fadmin%25252525252525252525252525252Findex.php%25252525252525252525252525253Faccesscheck%25252525252525252525252525253D%2525252525252525252525252525252Fadmin%2525252525252525252525252525252Findex.php%2525252525252525252525252525253Faccesscheck%2525252525252525252525252525253D%252525252525252525252525252525252Fadmin%252525252525252525252525252525252Findex.php%252525252525252525252525252525253Faccesscheck%252525252525252525252525252525253D%25252525252525252525252525252525252Fadmin%25252525252525252525252525252525252Findex.php%25252525252525252525252525252525253Faccesscheck%25252525252525252525252525252525253D%2525252525252525252525252525252525252Fadmin%2525252525252525252525252525252525252Findex.php%2525252525252525252525252525252525253Faccesscheck%2525252525252525252525252525252525253D%252525252525252525252525252525252525252Fadmin%252525252525252525252525252525252525252Findex.php%252525252525252525252525252525252525253F

. . . which makes me reminisce fondly about the time I just got admin/admin/. I will shortly start again from scratch (but I need to get some air first) and zip some pages, and would be grateful if you would get a chance to have a look when I post them.

Thanks

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

yeah, i imagine that url would get a negative reaction ;)

it looks to me as if the page restriction is failing, then redirecting to another page and failing again, redirecting again, failing, and so on and so on and so on.

When you post some pages I will do what I can to see what is going wrong.

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neilo

Hi Jason,

I re-did it all again, but this time I used absolute HTTP//: paths in every section of the Wizard. All seems to be working fine now.

I have to get the site delivered (finally) so don't have time to investigate properly - but hope to try again later.

One thing I should mention is that I tried the whole business on another machine (as if that would make a difference) and the admin/admin problem I think is caused when you start the wizard from an open page in the 'admin' directory, and elect to have the page/user access part of the wizard run automatically when the first part finishes. To select pages I used the browse icon to browse folders for pages to select, and clicked the 'admin' folder to select the entire folder contents. This seems to cause the admin/admin fault I had initially. I will try again another time selecting the contents of each page individually - if I can do that without highlighting the folder itself.

I will settle for entering the full paths for now , though!

Thanks.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

OK, Glad you have it working.

I will try testing the scenario you just laid out and log a bug if I can reproduce it.

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