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Thread began 8/15/2011 7:49 pm by AndyG | Last modified 8/16/2011 2:14 pm by Jason Byrnes | 648 views | 3 replies |



after having built a login and authentication system using SecurityAssist I now find that this will not work as my host does not allow register_globals to be ON! It would seem this is a fundamental requirement of this product.

Therefore, simply, what is the solution to enable SecurityAssist to work in this environment?


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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

security assist does not rely on the register_globals setting being enabled.

it does rely on the $_GET, $_POST and $_SESSION supper globals though.

the register_globals = on setting only creates a friendly copy of a supper global that is set.

for example, if a session is set:
$_SESSION['mySession'] = "my var";

with regerster_globals = on, you could echo the session using either:

or the friendly variable name $mySession:


turning registeer_globals off prevents the friendly variable $mySession from being created.

The register_globals setting is deprecated in php 5 and is not replied upon in Security assist

register_globals is not the cause of whatever issue you are encountering.

the first thing i would suspect is that the server will not properly store sessions, to test the servers session management, use the session test page from the following thread:

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release viroom

Thanks for the update.
I established late last night that the problem, as you state, has nothing to do with register_globals so in that respect I am happy as I know now that going forward SecurityAssist is not an issue with regards to this :)

The problem is, with the help of the script you supplied, a session management issue.

It appears that i do not have the appropriate permissions on my folder to enable writing of the session (to, I assume, the default session_save_path).

Is it therefore possible, within the folder, by use of a php.ini file or similar to set the session_save_path to this same working folder?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

you will need to contact your host to have them correct the issues with the session.save_path.

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