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Re: Trouble logging in from multiple computers

Post by Paul » Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:41 pm

Yeah, zipping 100 miles away is plenty of time for the script to reset your session, unless you're using one of them fancy transporters. ;)

As to the forums, they're actually two entirely different systems. This one has a few more bells and whistles (behind the scenes) than the other.

I've personally run into that issue with odd characters elsewhere many eons ago and have always avoided odd characters, particularly as the first character.

Let's hope it all goes well, then.

Re: Trouble logging in from multiple computers

Post by throup » Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:45 am

Thanks for the reply, Paul.
It wasn't that quickly; I was logging into one PC on, say, Sunday, then travelling 100 miles to another location to log in the next day.

I think I have solved the problem; it seems to be due to the site's password policy. I had used a randomly generated password which contained punctuation (:?"<) -- the site had let me create a password with those characters, but seems to have a problem when I try to use it to login.

I have now changed my password, and stuck to alphanumerics, and no longer have the problem.

I had been successfully using the same password on the Hamelman forum, so maybe you have setup the password policies differently?

Re: Trouble logging in from multiple computers

Post by Paul » Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:48 am

Are you logging out each time? Are you going from one computer to the other within about 5 minutes or even at the same time? If so, it is likely that the system has you logging in from computer A and keeps track of that session which, unless you actually log out, is kept active for some time, just as if you were still on that page reading. If you hop over to a computer B, you're now a "new" person trying to access that same account. If your session hasn't expired or you haven't logged out of the previous connection, then this is a second person trying to get into the first person's account.

Try logging out from one computer before logging in from the next and see if that works since that then tell the program that "throup has closed the session" and clears it's tracking of your position on the site.

Trouble logging in from multiple computers

Post by throup » Thu Feb 09, 2012 1:20 am

When I first registered my account, I was able to login ok. But when I tried to login on a different PC, I was taken to "403 Forbidden" page:

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You don't have permission to access /loaf/ucp.php on this server.

Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

The only way I was able to login was to reset my password. I would have written it off as bad luck, but it then happened when I tried to log back into the first PC, and then the third and back to the first.