Inactive user logged in - I'm soooo confused

Get help with installation and running phpBB 3.3.x here. Please do not post bug reports, feature requests, or extension related questions here.
Post Reply
Snokenfeldt
Registered User
Posts: 18
Joined: Mon Nov 09, 2020 7:55 pm

Inactive user logged in - I'm soooo confused

Post by Snokenfeldt »

I recently migrated from phpBB2 to 3.3 and this really puzzles me...

There is an inactive user who is regularly logged in.

When I'm not logged in myself and click on the user it says "This user does not exist".

However, if I'm logged in and click on the user I can see the users profile which says: "User is inactive: Newly registered account"

The user joined on 17 Dec and has zero posts. What is going on here, can inactive users be logged in?
User avatar
Lumpy Burgertushie
Registered User
Posts: 68474
Joined: Mon May 02, 2005 3:11 am
Contact:

Re: Inactive user logged in - I'm soooo confused

Post by Lumpy Burgertushie »

just guessing here, you see the inactive user when logged in because you are admin/moderator and can see the registered users that you have not activated yet.

when you are not logged in , you are a guest like any other guest and can not see those things that only admins and/or moderators can see.


robert
I'm baaaaaccckkkk. still doing work on donation basis. PM your needs.

Premium phpBB 3.3 Styles by PlanetStyles.net

If nobody is in the forest, does a tree really fall?
User avatar
KevC
Support Team Member
Support Team Member
Posts: 70382
Joined: Fri Jun 04, 2004 10:44 am
Location: Oxford, UK
Contact:

Re: Inactive user logged in - I'm soooo confused

Post by KevC »

Snokenfeldt wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:59 pm
There is an inactive user who is regularly logged in.
Those two things are conflicting. If they're inactive (i.e. the account is marked as inactive) then it has never been activated and the user cannot be logged in.

Where are you seeing them 'logged in'?
-:|:- Support Request Template -:|:-
Image
Cheap UK Hosting
"In the land of the blind the little green bloke with no pupils is king - init!"
Snokenfeldt
Registered User
Posts: 18
Joined: Mon Nov 09, 2020 7:55 pm

Re: Inactive user logged in - I'm soooo confused

Post by Snokenfeldt »

KevC wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:43 am
Snokenfeldt wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:59 pm
There is an inactive user who is regularly logged in.
Those two things are conflicting. If they're inactive (i.e. the account is marked as inactive) then it has never been activated and the user cannot be logged in.

Where are you seeing them 'logged in'?
Yes, surely seems conflicting to me. This user was visible in "Who is online". If I was logged in as admin I could click the user to check the profile, but if I logged out and clicked the user it said "This user does not exist". The user was also listed under "Inactive users" in admin.

I didn't know what to do so I just deleted the user. The question is how this could be possible though.
User avatar
KevC
Support Team Member
Support Team Member
Posts: 70382
Joined: Fri Jun 04, 2004 10:44 am
Location: Oxford, UK
Contact:

Re: Inactive user logged in - I'm soooo confused

Post by KevC »

It's not possible to activate and deactivate yourself in a standard installation.
It's a pity you've now deleted it as we can't see it to check if you're actually seeing what you think you are.

You'll just have to keep an eye out for another one.
-:|:- Support Request Template -:|:-
Image
Cheap UK Hosting
"In the land of the blind the little green bloke with no pupils is king - init!"
Snokenfeldt
Registered User
Posts: 18
Joined: Mon Nov 09, 2020 7:55 pm

Re: Inactive user logged in - I'm soooo confused

Post by Snokenfeldt »

This was a fresh migration from phpBB2.

Before migrating I wanted to force password change for all users, so I looped this SQL on the phpBB2 database:

Code: Select all

UPDATE phpbb_users SET user_password = ".md5($random_password)
Could that have caused some trouble with the inactive users?

I've attached a screenshot of what the profile looked like.
Attachments
profile.png
Post Reply

Return to “[3.3.x] Support Forum”