Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Hop To
Cookie problem? #113983 10/11/2005 5:02 PM
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 4
Hesketh Offline OP
stranger
OP Offline
stranger
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 4
I recently had to change a password on a private forum -- but everybody who had accessed the forum previously still has access without using any password at all (new or old) until they manually log out and back in.

Re: Cookie problem? #113984 10/12/2005 7:26 PM
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 2,143
David Dreezer Offline
Pooh-Bah
Offline
Pooh-Bah
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 2,143
That's... odd.

Private forum access rights are based on an additional cookie that contains the password. This password is checked against the current forum password on each request.

Are you sure that these were passworded users, as opposed to having explicit permission to the forum?


This thread for sale. Click here! [Linked Image from navaho.infopop.cc]
Re: Cookie problem? #113985 10/12/2005 10:49 PM
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 4
Hesketh Offline OP
stranger
OP Offline
stranger
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 4
Nobody was directly accessed to the forum, everyone was required to use a password.

I tested it myself, logging onto my non-admin board account. Once I had typed the password I could access the forum repeatedly until I actually manually logged my account out. I had to test it using the new password though, since I had never accessed the forum with the old password.

The person making the complaint to me was a moderator to the forum; would he be able to access the forum while still logged in on the old password? Possibly he exaggerated the situation to me when describing it, and it was only him who could still access without updating the password...

Re: Cookie problem? #113986 10/12/2005 11:58 PM
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 2,143
David Dreezer Offline
Pooh-Bah
Offline
Pooh-Bah
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 2,143
Moderators don't need the password - they get allowed into their own forums by default.


This thread for sale. Click here! [Linked Image from navaho.infopop.cc]

Forum Search
ShoutChat Box
Comment Guidelines: Do post respectful and insightful comments. Don't flame, hate, spam.
Recent Topics
Mobile app?
by Baldeagle - 12/06/2019 9:32 PM
How do you change Text Line spacing?
by jorb - 11/23/2019 12:14 AM
What happened to FAQ or Forum Help
by Ruben - 11/20/2019 11:58 AM
Search feature encountering an Error message
by jorb - 11/20/2019 12:06 AM
Followed List v7.7.2 Question
by Ruben - 11/12/2019 12:22 PM
Who's Online Now
1 registered members (isaac), 84 guests, and 377 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Random Gallery Image
Latest Gallery Images
Artistic structures
Artistic structures
by isaac, August 29
Stones
Stones
by isaac, August 19
Amusing Terain Scenics
Amusing Terain Scenics
by isaac, August 19
Sky places
Sky places
by isaac, August 19
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.4
(Snapshot build 20191023)