[pmwiki-users] Session Cookie Problem
justin.shepard at gmail.com
Mon Jun 5 16:10:30 CDT 2006
After doing some more investigation, I think I have figured out the
difference between the problematic Wiki and the non-problimatic Wiki.
When I upgraded the problematic Wiki to 2.1.7, I also turned on the
notify feature and had PmWiki send email to myself and the Wiki's
co-author. I didn't turn on notify when I upgraded the
When I turn off notify on the problematic Wiki, the problem described
in my first email disappears, and when I turn on notify on the
previously working Wiki, the problem occurs. An important note is
that just putting "$EnableNotify=1;" in local/config.php wasn't enough
to cause the problem, I needed to add an email address to the
Site.NotifyList page. Once there was an email address, the problem
On 6/2/06, Justin Shepard <justin.shepard at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have a couple of Wikis using PmWiki (which is great, first off) and
> I recently upgraded them both to version 2.1.7. One of the Wikis has
> many view-protected pages, and since the upgrade an author has to
> enter a password (it doesn't seem to matter if the password used is
> the global admin password or that page's specific view password) to
> view the page /every/ time they try to view the page. The other Wiki
> has only a few view-protected pages so I can't test as thoroughly, but
> it doesn't seem to be experiencing the problem.
> Some additional things I've discovered in the course of investigating
> the problem: If an author edits the pages (which are also
> edit-protected), and enters the Wiki's global admin password, they no
> longer need to enter a password to view the view-protected pages.
> Secondly, I noticed that simply viewing a view-protected page doesn't
> set the PHPSESSID cookie, but editing a page does.
> Since this problem isn't happening on the other Wiki, my assumption
> had been that something didn't get transferred to the remote system
> correctly (The website provider I use only allows me FTP access to my
> site), however I have re-uploaded the 2.1.7 files to no avail.
> If anyone has any suggestions as to what might be wrong (for instance,
> a particular file I can check to make sure it was transferred
> correctly), I would greatly appreciate it.
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