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Logging in returns me to Log In page

Thread began 5/31/2011 2:11 am by jen425288 | Last modified 6/03/2011 9:42 am by Jason Byrnes | 1588 views | 11 replies |

jen425288

Logging in returns me to Log In page

I am at the testing stage and everything looked good until I decided to start over. I thought I had deleted every trace of SA from the site but perhaps I missed something.
Anyway, now when I log in I just get returned to the Log in Page. I will attach my Log In page here, and also a screenshot of my Authenticate User server behaviour because I get the idea it might be implicated.
I checked in phpMyAdmin and I am using the correct email address and password to log in.
Thanks for your help.

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visitors_LogIn.zip
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CraigRBeta Tester

your successRedirect on line 14 is empty.

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jen425288

Thanks!
I'm not a programmer and tend to rely too much on Wizards for stuff like this, but am I right in remembering that in the Wizard the line underneath that field said something like "Return to previous page" with a checkbox? I guessed that the user would be returned to the page they had come from, if I left it empty, and checked that box. Which is desirable, yes?
So what should I put in that empty successRedirect, if I want the user to land back on the page they were trying to access??
I have tried putting various other paths in that field, but all of them return the Log In page. Is there something else wrong?

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CraigRBeta Tester

In Dreamweaver, you can go to the server behaviors panel and open the SecurityAssist Authenticate User behavior, which gives you the interface again.

Attached is in image of one of my typical setups.

If a user tries to access a page which is restricted, they are redirected to the login page, which, on success, will go to the restricted url.

If the user clicks on the login link, once logged in successfully, they are directed to a landing page called myaccount, which gives them access to account specific information.

In the case of failure, the user is directed to the email password page.

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jen425288

OK, thanks.
I don't want users being able to update their own profile as that's where the admin goes to update user levels etc.
But just to try and get the page working, I put that page in the "If log-in succeeds" box. But when I log in (as an administrator) I still get returned to the log in page.
I have zipped my amended LogIn page and attached it again, in case you can see anything else wrong. I'm a bit worried about using the email address instead of username to log in with - have I done this OK?
And how about Authenticate Users step 2 of 3 (thumbnail below)?

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jen425288

And, while I'm at it, step 3 (thumbnail below)?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

the first thing I would suspect is that there is an issue on the server preventing sessions from being maintained.

test the servers session management using the sessionTest.php page from the following thread:
showpost.php?p=23826&postcount=2

if the session test fails, you will need to contact the host to have them correct the problem, it is most likely an issue with the session.save_path in the php.ini file.

If the session test passes, the try adding the following code to the login page, after the body tag to help troubleshoot:

php:
<pre><?php var_dump($_SESSION); ?></pre>




this will write the session contents to the page to help troubleshoot.

post back the session contents after trying to login and a copy of the visitors_Profile.php page and the WA_SecurityAssist/HelperGroupRules_PHP.php file.

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CraigRBeta Tester

thanks for following this up Jason

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jen425288

The session test passed so I added that code to the log-in page. When I tried to log in, I got the following:
array(2) {
["test"]=>
string(4) "test"
["VisitorID"]=>
string(1) "4"
}

btw, I am still testing this on localhost on my own machine.
I have attached the files you requested.
Thanks.

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HelperGroupsRulesPHP.zip
visitors_Profile.zip
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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

the rule applied to the profile page is the Administrator rule.


the Administrator rule is set to compare the userLevel session variable to a value of 1.

you can see from the session dump:
array(2) {
["test"]=>
string(4) "test"
["VisitorID"]=>
string(1) "4"
}


that there is no userlevel session being set.

you need to edit the authenticate user behavior, on the third step, click the plus button and select the userLevel column to have the userLevel session set at login.

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