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Postby linuts » Wed Jul 14, 2021 1:31 am

When i go to log in at the top of the Forums page i enter my user name and password then another page opens with a captcha..and i have to enter both username and password again plus the captcha. Is there a way for me to go straight to the captcha page instead of having to input my details twice.
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Re: Login

Postby Quade » Wed Jul 14, 2021 11:34 am

I don't know. I'll ask Dex. There have been several other reports of login weirdness.
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Re: Login

Postby mimauk » Wed Jul 14, 2021 11:52 am

I have something similar happening. I usually have the ' RemeberMe' option checked and am automatically logged in when I click on the sites bookmark, but a couple of weeks ago I had to log in manually and had to log in a couple of times as the 'Captcha' did not appear on the first login page. It has happened about once a week since.

I though it might have been because you had increased the security on the site because of one of the nbz indexers getting taken down by hackers for a few days.

I'm usuing Firefox as my browser.
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Re: Login

Postby dexter » Thu Jul 15, 2021 7:50 am

I put the forums behind a load balancer a couple of weeks ago due to some people having issues with the SSL cert. This was a side effect. I'll tweak the LB settings and see if I can resolve this.
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Re: Login

Postby linuts » Thu Jul 15, 2021 6:41 pm

Something definatley strange going on...It looks like i am being logged out automatically i went to post in the General forum and hit the submit button and got told i had to login to be able to post (i was already logged in) so i logged in again and was taken back to the post i had typed but it was blank.
So i re-typed the post and hit Submit and the same thing happened.
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Re: Login

Postby dexter » Thu Jul 15, 2021 10:42 pm

Is the behavior different if you use https vs http?
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Re: Login

Postby linuts » Thu Jul 15, 2021 11:39 pm

No difference i am using https.
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Re: Login

Postby linuts » Sat Jul 24, 2021 8:42 am

well now its the 3rd time i have tried to post and get this every time i submit the post.
You need to login in order to reply to topics within this forum.
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Re: Login

Postby dexter » Sat Jul 24, 2021 5:07 pm

Not sure what to say. It works for Quade and me and I'm not hearing alot of other complaints. What browser are you using? I'm using Chrome without issues.
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Re: Login

Postby linuts » Tue Jul 27, 2021 3:06 am

I was using Edge I am now using Chrome :wink: It seemed to work OK ( i am using the edit function posting this) I have cleared all cookies and browising data related to the site to see if it helps.
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Re: Login

Postby mimauk » Tue Aug 31, 2021 12:38 pm

Hi Guys - the login problem has popped up again after a month or so of no problems. I have had to log in to the forum three times in the last couple of days and the same security question is being asked each time, if that means anything.

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Re: Login

Postby dexter » Wed Sep 01, 2021 7:51 am

I haven't changed anything on this end since then. Sounds like people with non-Chrome browsers are having issues. Did you try bypassing the load balancer? https://forums2.newsbin.com
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Re: Login

Postby mimauk » Wed Sep 01, 2021 10:03 am

Hi Dexter

The bookmark for the forums site that I have been using since I joined is to the http forum site and I haven't found any reference to the https forum address.

The link on the top of the Main Page - http://help.newsbin.com/index.php/Main_Page - to the forums goes to the http site. Since the link you provided in your reply is to the https site, I shall use that from now on and see how it goes.

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Re: Login

Postby depredador » Thu Sep 02, 2021 10:21 pm

Every time I log in the forum tells me I have exceed the amount of log in attempts so then it redirects me back to the login except this time I have to answer a question so it knows I'm human and then it logs me in.
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Re: Login

Postby dexter » Fri Sep 03, 2021 8:30 am

Yeah, weird it happens for some people and not others. I'm thinking maybe different browsers handle it differently. If it's too annoying you should be able to get in using an alternative URL to bypass the load balancer. Use http or https://forums2.newsbin.com - the whole reason I put a load balancer in front is because some people were getting SSL errors going directly to the forums and having the load balancer host the cert was a quick solution.
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Re: Login

Postby mimauk » Sun Sep 05, 2021 6:24 am

Hi Dexter
Login has got even worse since yesterday. I now have to login every time I enter the site(https version) and each time there is no security question asked.

When I get logged in and leave the site by hitting the back button on my browser (Firefox), without shutting the browser down, and go back to the site - either using the bookmark or hitting the forward button, I have to login again whereas before I was still 'registered/logged in'. It's as if there is no 'cookie' being left with the browser to automatically keep me logged in.

Edit - after hitting the back button on my browser to leave the site, I can hit the forward button several times which will take me back into the site even though the login page appears, hitting the forward button again takes me back into the site to the index Page.

I still have to login every time I go to the site after shutting the browser down - automatically keep me logged in does not seem to work.
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Re: Login

Postby depredador » Sun Sep 05, 2021 6:42 am

mimauk wrote:Hi Dexter
Login has got even worse since yesterday. I now have to login every time I enter the site(https version) and each time there is no security question asked.

When I get logged in and leave the site by hitting the back button on my browser (Firefox), without shutting the browser down, and go back to the site - either using the bookmark or hitting the forward button, I have to login again whereas before I was still 'registered/logged in'. It's as if there is no 'cookie' being left with the browser to automatically keep me logged in.

Edit - after hitting the back button on my browser to leave the site, I can hit the forward button several times which will take me back into the site even though the login page appears, hitting the forward button again takes me back into the site to the index Page.

I still have to login every time I go to the site after shutting the browser down - automatically keep me logged in does not seem to work.

Same here. Only started today for me. Also using Firefox.
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Re: Login

Postby JayPea » Mon Sep 06, 2021 3:12 am

Just as a counter point, I'm using Firefox and session cookies/active login is (and has been) working as expected - note, I'm not trying to say there's no issue!

In my Umatrix control panel for this forum I have green-lit all first party scripts/cookies/etc but one host (google-analytics.com) is blacklisted.
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Re: Login

Postby depredador » Mon Sep 06, 2021 3:19 am

It may be fixed now as it has kept me logged in the last few visits.
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