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Form security question validation triggering even when it shouldn't

Thread began 9/14/2021 11:51 am by Justin@AdventDesign | Last modified 9/15/2021 9:33 am by Ray Borduin | 41 views | 7 replies |

Justin@AdventDesign

Form security question validation triggering even when it shouldn't

On the attached page, I'm having a problem with the security question. I wanted to drop the Captcha and just use the random question so I commented out both the Captcha element and the validation code. However, the security question is already triggered on page load, and even though I enter the correct answer, it still triggers as incorrect no matter what I do.

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service.php
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Ray BorduinWebAssist

Try adding this right before the <!Doctype> tag:

php:
<?php

@session_start();
?>
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Justin@AdventDesign

Now it passes with the correct answer, but for some reason the validation message for the security question is showing on page load, not only after submitting. Could that have something to do with commenting out the Captcha?

Here's the page live: http://www.moyerelectric.net/estimate/res/service.php

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

Try moving the session start code above the validation below the two require_once lines.

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Justin@AdventDesign

That didn't seem to make a difference. Since I commented out the one validation, it was skipping a number in that numerical order. I tried changing that validation to "11" rather than "12" so it wouldn't skip from 10 to 12. It seems to be working now. Would skipping a number in the validation by commenting out cause an issue like that? Seems to just be an ID number but it's working now.

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Justin@AdventDesign

One last quick question... how do I display a conditional message on the page when the page returns with the invalid variable in the URL? I'd like to include a general message at the top when there are corrections that need to be made. Seems like I recall doing that before but I can't find where or how.

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

You can use:

php:
<?php

if (isset($_GET["invalid"])) {
?>
One or more entry is invalid
<?php
}
?>
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Justin@AdventDesign

Thanks Ray. That worked well.

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