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Record username on failed login attempt

Thread began 9/06/2012 7:45 am by trombonist440608 | Last modified 3/18/2014 5:18 pm by Jason Byrnes | 830 views | 6 replies |

trombonist440608

Record username on failed login attempt

Hi All

First time posting on the forums, and I've searched through but couldn't find anything that matched what I am after, so here goes.

I have used the Security Assist module to build a login page, the authentication is working great but I want to capture failed logins and record them in a database for security reporting purposes.

I have all the code in place so that on a failed login attempt a record is added to a database table but I can't seem to identify the variable that holds the userame the user entered.

It appears that once the WA_AuthenticateUser($WA_Auth_Parameter); function has run the username variable is destroyed.

Is there a way I can maintain the username the user entered if the login fails?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

add a set session value behavior to the login page. Go to the server behaviors panel and click the plus button, select WebAssist -> Cookies -> Set Session Value

for the trigger, select any form post.

Set the name to something like "attemptedUserName"

for the value, click the plus button and select the Username form element.

In the insert behavior, you can use the session variable to capture the username

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trombonist440608

Thanks Jason that worked perfectly once I got the session code in the right spot.

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info4753

I'm looking for something similar.

How do I bind the failed attempt to the insert behaviour? I'm currently adding the username to a login table but not the information if the login was successful or not. How can I do this?

Furthermore I'd like to deactivate a member (set active flag to 0) if he had 3 failed attempts in a row. Any ideas how to achieve this?

Thanks for any help.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

that will take some hand coding to accomplish.

I would pass the username as a URL variable to the failed login page, and add the insert on the failed page.

If you need help setting this up we can help through a premiere support appointment:

http://www.webassist.com/premier_request.php

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info4753

Thanks Jason.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

you're welcome.

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