[pmwiki-users] Session Cookie Problem

Patrick R. Michaud pmichaud at pobox.com
Mon Jun 5 17:44:58 CDT 2006

On Mon, Jun 05, 2006 at 05:10:30PM -0400, Justin Shepard wrote:
> 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
> non-problematic Wiki.
> 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
> manifested.

Veeeery interesting.  What OS is the site running under?

Also, for the site that is having trouble (i.e., the one with
$EnableNotify=1;), does it have a wiki.d/.notifylist file, and if so,
what does the first line of that file say?  (It should be two numbers.)

What browser are you using to access the site?  

Also, can you turn $EnableDiag=1; back on so I can check a few things?



> On 6/2/06, Justin Shepard <justin.shepard at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > 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.
> >
> > Thanks!
> >
> > -Justin
> >
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