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wammes
problems logging in
  • 2011/7/31 16:22

  • wammes

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suddenly today, while changing some theme files, I couldn't login into my site anymore. hoops says welcome, but I'm not logged in. did a complete reinstall, installed 2.5.x, discovered that templates where completely different (i am afraid) I lost all my custom templates...
went to xoops.org and discovered the same login problem I had with my own site.
I can't believe I'm typing this message with my phone. this is defenately not my day. has protector locked me out of my own site and out of xoops?

is this possible??
thank you all!

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Mamba
Re: problems logging in
  • 2011/7/31 20:12

  • Mamba

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Quote:
suddenly today, while changing some theme files, I couldn't login into my site anymore. hoops says welcome, but I'm not logged in. did a complete reinstall, installed 2.5.x, discovered that templates where completely different (i am afraid) I lost all my custom templates...

1) Always do a backup of your files BEFORE you reinstall or upgrade XOOPS!

2) If you use custom templates, you should convert them into files inside your theme folder before upgrading. The option to store custom templates in DB is deprecated.

There is a discussion in this thread on how to do it

Quote:
went to xoops.org and discovered the same login problem I had with my own site.

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novlang1984
Re: problems logging in

For a complete cleaning, you should also
- empty _sessions table
- empty xoops cache folders (/xoops_data/ subfolders)
- delete protector blocking (/xoops_lib/modules/protector/configs/)

And about your tpl... I hope you made a backup !

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wammes
Re: problems logging in
  • 2011/8/2 12:17

  • wammes

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Thank you guys for your feedback.

Luckily I installed 2.5.0 in a new database and in a different folder. So I had my old site still running, but I was unable to access it.
Clearing the protector xoops_lib/modules/protector/configs/ folder solved my logging in problem. In PHPmyadmin I saw a line in the database with my username and IP and 'brute force attack'. Maybe changing the login form (I was editing my theme while this login problem occurred) caused this. I don't know.

End of the line I was able to log in to my old site. Downloaded the templates as .tar.gz file. First it seemed corrupted, but I managed to extract it with MuCommander. I will add them to my 2.5.0 site and see if everything is back to normal this evening.

I'm posting this during worktime... I will try if I can log in to xoops.org from home this evening. I was wandering if protector blocked me also out of xoops. Is protector using a cloud? But first let me try to log in on xoops.org from my home IP this evening. I'll keep you guys updated.

Again I'd like to thank you all, now I'm having a good day :)

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wammes
Re: problems logging in
  • 2011/8/3 15:05

  • wammes

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  • Since: 2002/1/3 1


For what's worth:

At home I still cannot login to the xoops.org site. I'm using IE9 and google Chrome (latest version), both no succes.
Cleared all history and cookies.

I'll try on my Ipad tonight (= same IP, other browser) but I still suspect the xoops.org protector for banning me. I'm posting this message from work (and with IE8).

Greetings!

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wammes
Re: problems logging in
  • 2011/8/3 16:54

  • wammes

  • Not too shy to talk

  • Posts: 101

  • Since: 2002/1/3 1


Hmm,

Strange I can login from the iPad, using safari. It must me a problem with IE9, or something else. If I got it figured out, i'll keep you guys updated.

Greetings,

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