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Figuring out if the user is logged in or not!?

Thread began 12/06/2010 5:26 am by iamdan356160 | Last modified 12/06/2010 10:11 am by Jason Byrnes | 848 views | 1 replies |


Figuring out if the user is logged in or not!?

I'm sure this is quite a simple question... but I can't seem to get my head round the issue...

I simply want to be a able to display 'Login' if the user is NOT logged in and 'Log Out' if the user is logged in. This is the code that I've created...

<?php if (isset($_SESSION['User_ID'])) {
echo '<a href="/Users_LogOut.php">Log Out</a>';
} else {
echo '<a href="/login.php">Login</a>';
} ?>

Whether I'm logged in or out, I'm always seeing 'Login'. Any ideas why?
Kind Regards,


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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

if the user is logged in, the User_ID session variable should have a value.

the issue you are having is that you chjecking to see if the session is set. The session could very well be set but have a blank value. you need to check both conditions, is set AND not equal to a blank string:

if (isset($_SESSION['User_ID']) && $_SESSION['User_ID'] != "") {

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