I logged out of a new forum I set up today using phpbb3.2 and for some reason I can't log back in - at all.
I have tried resetting the password several times.
Sometimes it looks like I have logged in because my user name appears in the list of online users however the log in option is still visible and I can't access either the Admin panel nor any of the hidden forum posts that I have permission to see.
I have tried to change the password via MySQL and that doesn't work either.
Also copied the user in phpMyAdmin making a second version of the user (user2) and that doesn't work either.
I followed the suggested route of submitting the support request via the automated questionnaire system and that crashed on me too.
Sorry - wasn't meant to be a bump! I was just answering questions I noticed were asked in the other post I commented on.
I have tried deleting all cookies - closed the browser and tried again. When I enter incorrect details I get the error message however when I enter the correct information I just go around in circles. The user name appears in the list of logged in users but I am not actually logged in.
I am pretty sure that I have answered all questions. Was there something else that you need to know?
Last edited by ArtyLady on Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:02 pm, edited 1 time in total.
That didn't work either. I uploaded the tool, got a 'success' message and then when I tried to log in, I ketp getting the same issues.
Also cleared cookies, closed the browser and opened it again - same thing each time.
I am using Chrome so I tried using Firefox. Different results entirely.
It looked like I had managed to log in except that a message appeared saying "This board has no forums" Weird as it was showing the total number of posts (32) at the bottom of the page. I figured that was due to some permissions issue.
So I then tried to log in to the ACP - entered the log in details again - as expected but then got an error message
A potentially unsafe operation has been detected in your request to this site.
Generated by Wordfence at Sun, 16 Jul 2017 13:32:41 GMT.
Your computer's time: Sun, 16 Jul 2017 13:32:42 GMT."
I have a vague memory of a similar issue in the dim distant past of the Wordpress security impacting other files in other directories. So i disabled the Wordfence option for scanning files outside of the wordpress installation. That made no difference. I then deactivated the Wordfence plugin and was able to log in using the sos_admin details using Firefox but not Chrome.
I can access the ACP on Firefox but even though I have changed the log in details (deleted cookies etc.) I cannot log in using my original credentials on Chrome.
[EDIT: I also notice that I can't create a new account using chrome but I can using Firefox]
Had a friend with that problem. It ended up being the cookie settings. If you go to this page there is a script you can use to fix it.
Thank you! That worked! I thought at first that I only needed to add the dot at the beginning of the domain and that didn't make a difference. I had to rename the cookie as well. Very grateful for your input. I am now very happy!