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Session variable doesn't work on live server

Thread began 1/19/2011 7:01 pm by SaladoGuy | Last modified 1/20/2011 3:25 pm by Jason Byrnes | 3573 views | 7 replies |

SaladoGuyBeta Tester

Session variable doesn't work on live server

I'm using eCart's General>Set Session Value to set two session variables from the values of two hidden fields. This works fine on my local machine, and on a staging server, but for some reason it won't work on my live web server. It works fine on the live server if the user is already logged in.
I've attached three files:
class.php is where the user clicks the "Filled: Request Stand-by" button
standbyconfirm.php is where the user accepts their info and posts it to the database
customer_login.php is where the user is redirected if they're not already logged in

Any help with this issue would be very much appreciated!

Thanks

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

on the standbyconfirm.php and customer_login.php pages you have the following code:

<?php
if (!session_id()) session_start();
if($_SESSION["standbyClassID"] < '1') {
$_SESSION["standbyClassID"] = "".((isset($_POST["classid"]))?$_POST["classid"]:"") ."";
}
if (!session_id()) session_start();
if($_SESSION["standbyInstanceID"] < '1') {
$_SESSION["standbyInstanceID"] = "".((isset($_POST["inid"]))?$_POST["inid"]:"") ."";
}
?>

this is probably resetting the sessions because the form POST will not exist on these pages.

you should only be setting the sessions on the class.php page not the others.

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SaladoGuyBeta Tester

I've tried it without setting the session on the other pages, but it isn't working at all like that... :-(

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

where are the session variables being used that "it's not working"

"it won't work on my live web server" is a very broad statement, it can mean any number of things.

Please provide some more details, all i can really say is that it definitely wont work if the code to set the sessions is on the other pages like you have it, but i cant see what your doing with the sessions that isn't working

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SaladoGuyBeta Tester

Originally Said By: Jason Byrnes
  "it won't work on my live web server" is a very broad statement, it can mean any number of things.  



I guess I'm trying to say that the way I have it setup now, the session variables are set just like I need them to be, on all servers but the live one.
Basically the sessions are not set on the live server when the "Request" button is clicked.
I didn't know if there was some PHP pref that I need to check on my live server or something.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

on your class page, the form that sets the sessions is:

php:
<form id="form1" name="form1" method="post"  action="standbyconfirm.php">

        <input name="classid" type="hidden" id="classid" value="<?php echo $row_classRS['classid']; ?>" />
        <input name="inid" type="hidden" id="inid" value="<?php echo $row_rsInstance['instanceid']; ?>" />
        <input name="addtostandby" type="submit" id="addtostandby" value="Filled: Request Stand-by" />
    </form>



this is posting to the standbyconfirm.php page.


on the standby confirm page, you have the following code to set the sessions:

php:
<?php

if (!session_id()) session_start();
if(
$_SESSION["standbyClassID"] < '1')     {
  
$_SESSION["standbyClassID"] = "".((isset($_POST["classid"]))?$_POST["classid"]:"")  ."";
}
if (!
session_id()) session_start();
if(
$_SESSION["standbyInstanceID"] < '1')     {
  
$_SESSION["standbyInstanceID"] = "".((isset($_POST["inid"]))?$_POST["inid"]:"")  ."";
}
?>



this will only trigger if the sessions are already set to something less than 1. change that to trigger of the form elements instead:

php:
<?php

if (!session_id()) session_start();
if(isset(
$_POST["classid"]))     {
  
$_SESSION["standbyClassID"] = "".((isset($_POST["classid"]))?$_POST["classid"]:"")  ."";
}
if (!
session_id()) session_start();
if(isset(
$_POST["inid"]))     {
  
$_SESSION["standbyInstanceID"] = "".((isset($_POST["inid"]))?$_POST["inid"]:"")  ."";
}
?>
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SaladoGuyBeta Tester

That works like it should . . . if the user is logged in. If they're not, they are redirected to the login, that is why I tried to set the session on the login page also. Thanks for your patience, I've been fighting with this for two days.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

well, yeah, on the

<?php
if (!session_id()) session_start();
if($_SESSION["standbyClassID"] < '1') {
$_SESSION["standbyClassID"] = "".((isset($_POST["classid"]))?$_POST["classid"]:"") ."";
}
if (!session_id()) session_start();
if($_SESSION["standbyInstanceID"] < '1') {
$_SESSION["standbyInstanceID"] = "".((isset($_POST["inid"]))?$_POST["inid"]:"") ."";
}
?>
<?php
if (!WA_Auth_RulePasses("Logged in to customers")){
WA_Auth_RestrictAccess("customer_login.php");
}
?>


on the standby confirm page, you have the the restrict access behavior just after the set session variable behavior.

this will force the redirect to the login page if they are not logged in.

It's not possible to set the session on the login page.

form data is only available while the action page is loading. once the action page loads, or redirects to another page, the form post is destroyed.


it should still set the sessions though, since the authenticate user behavior is after the set session code.

maybe try adding this code before the authincate user code:

php:
<?php session_commit(); ?>
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