Brian,

I recently had the same issue and received an answer back quickly from
the list that, when implemented, fixed the login issue.
Look for the ideas posted by Josh Thompson.

I will copy/paste below:

From: John Jones
Reply-To: vcl-u...@incubator.apache.org <vcl-u...@incubator.apache.org>
To: vcl-u...@incubator.apache.org <vcl-u...@incubator.apache.org>
Subject: Re: Installation issue, need help

COOKIEDOMAIN indeed!
Thanks for the tip.

Now on the the next steps...

-  
John Jones
East Carolina University
College of Technology and Computer Science
Science and Technology Bldg. Suite 100
Greenville, NC 27858-4353
252-737-1940, Fax 252-328-4250



-----Original Message-----
From: Josh Thompson <josh_thomp...@ncsu.edu>
Reply-To: vcl-u...@incubator.apache.org <vcl-u...@incubator.apache.org>
To: vcl-u...@incubator.apache.org <vcl-u...@incubator.apache.org>
Subject: Re: Installation issue, need help
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2009 14:14:25 -0500


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John,

Here are the things I'd suggest to look at:

- -make sure you have ssl set up for the site
- -make sure COOKIEDOMAIN in conf.php is set correctly
- -make sure the VCLAUTH cookie is actually getting set
- -use the network tab of the firebug add-on for firefox to see what redirects 
you are getting

Let us know what you find.  If the VCLAUTH cookie is getting set, the 
redirects firebug shows would be particularly helpful to know.

Josh

On Friday February 13, 2009, John Jones wrote:
> All,
>
> I have been recently tasked with installing the VCL for testing in our
> department.  So far I have tested it on RHEL 4 and RHEL 5.  I also had
> another admin go through the same install steps without any input from
> me (beyond the initial request), both had the same end result.
>
> I downloaded the latest VCL code from the incubator site earlier in the
> week (Monday, I think), so it is very recent code.
> I was wondering if any of you would be able to help me debug a specific
> issue.  The issue is that after a login with "admin" and the correct
> password (listed in step 12), I get returned right back to the login
> screen.  If I purposely type in the wrong password, it shows "login
> failed" in red.
>
> Here is what I believe is working:
>
> php-info shows that php is working fine and that mcrypt is loaded.
> Apache is working because the vcl main page shows up and php-info
> works...
> Mysql is receiving the login query.  When I take the vcl-login query(s)
> from the mysql logs and run it, I am getting a row returned to me for
> the user.
> If I comment this section of code from authentication.php:
>
>     //    if (validateLocalAccount($userid, $passwd)) {
>
> And replace with:
>
>                if (1) {
>                 //set cookie
>                 $cookie = getAuthCookieData("$use...@local");
>                 if(version_compare(PHP_VERSION, "5.2", ">=") == true)
>                         setcookie("VCLAUTH", "{$cookie['data']}", 0,
> "/", COOKIEDOMAIN, 0, 1);
>                 else
>                         setcookie("VCLAUTH", "{$cookie['data']}", 0,
> "/", COOKIEDOMAIN);
>                 //load main page
>                 setcookie("VCLSKIN", "NCSU", (time() + (SECINDAY * 31)),
> "/", COOKIEDOMAIN);
>                 header("Location: " . BASEURL . SCRIPT);
>                 dbDisconnect();
>                 exit;
>         }
>
> I still get put back to the login screen.  I am using the "local
> account" type of login as that is my only option at this point.
>
> Is there a log file I can check to see what is going on after I click
> "login"?  Or some other means to gather more information?
>
> Thanks for any help you can provide.
>
> -
> John Jones
> East Carolina University
> College of Technology and Computer Science
> Science and Technology Bldg. Suite 100
> Greenville, NC 27858-4353
> 252-737-1940, Fax 252-328-4250



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Josh Thompson
Systems Programmer
Virtual Computing Lab (VCL)
North Carolina State University

josh_thomp...@ncsu.edu
919-515-5323

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John Jones
East Carolina University
College of Technology and Computer Science
Science and Technology Bldg. Suite 100
Greenville, NC 27858-4353
252-737-1940, Fax 252-328-4250



-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Bouterse <bmbou...@ncsu.edu>
Reply-To: vcl-dev@incubator.apache.org <vcl-dev@incubator.apache.org>
To: vcl-dev@incubator.apache.org <vcl-dev@incubator.apache.org>
Subject: VCL Web Front-end Troubleshooting
Date: Mon, 16 Mar 2009 18:33:42 -0400


I installed and configured the VCL web front-end component with the  
VCL database component inside a VM, but I'm having trouble getting  
past the login screen.  The general description is that I am presented  
with the standard VCL login screen, I enter the default user/pass, but  
it sends me right back to the login screen.  There are no errors  
reported, but I can't get past the login screen.

Any ideas of what is causing this, and how I can dig more into this  
problem to troubleshoot it?

Thanks,
Brian


Brian Bouterse
Secure Open Systems Initiative
919.698.8796




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