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Authenticating to CP 'stuck' on EE 3/4/5

On EE 3/4/5 sites using Chrome, upon submitting for authenticating to the CP, I get infinite "Loading". If I refresh the web page, though, I'm in. Any ideas why this is happening? The fix is easy (...
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Not able to login to ExpressionEngine 2 Control Panel

When i try to login, i am justing hanging at a white screen. The URL in the browser is, http://myintranetsite.com/system/index.php?/cp/login/authenticate It stays at that url and never lets me get ...
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Overriding login_authenticate_start: how to fail with specific message?

I have an extension that uses a 3rd party authentication system for EE3. It's working great overriding login_authenticate_start but I'm stuck on some logic for when the 3rd party auth fails: how to ...
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Accessing EE data via iOS swift

Good afternoon, I have a bit of a noob question here. I'm learning swift, and I'd like to write an application to access (read only at first) data from my EE3 site. All the good data I'm hoping to ...
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Password Protect a Directory with .htaccess in root directory

I've created a directory in site root and used .htaccess/passwd files to build authentication. When navigating to that secure directory on front end I'm getting the EE 404 page template. Any ideas how ...
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log in to EE with wildcard subdomains

I have a unique scenario in that I'd like to log into a single EE site but with a wildcard subdomain. for example: dev.example.com staging.example.com fishfood.example.com anything.example.com *....
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Can EE support authentication via a private oauth server?

I want to use EE to power the editorial portions of a larger commerce application, and I'd lover to offer a single sign-on experience. There are add-ons allowing 3rd party sign on from Social ...
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Better authentication handling in EE - custom 401 and 403 HTTP error code pages

I submitted this as a bug to Ellis Labs over two weeks ago but have not had an acknowledgement that it is even a bug, so I am turning here to hopefully get some help. A similar question is still ...
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Is it ok to create a member manually in the database?

I am using a payment gateway that is not supported by any of the existing modules/plugins. They can provide a script that I an modify to write directly to the data. I tested by: Logging in via ...
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Any way to have the default HTTP Authentication redirect to a template when user fails to authenticate?

Referring to https://ellislab.com/expressionengine/user-guide/cp/design/templates/template_access.html#http-authentication Right now a failed or canceled authentication redirects to the standard ...
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Bets way to protect direct link?

I am using Channel Images and obfuscating the links so a user cannot see the path, but I want to protect the full link using htaccess well. The user will be able to see the images, zips, or files in ...
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Allow un-logged in user access to a specific channel based on IP address

I am setting up a site that many different schools around the UK will log into. Our client would like to have schools access areas that are normally restricted by login without having to log in by ...
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How to stop extra authentication with admin area

When I am logged in as any user on my EE site (including superadmins), when I click over to the admin area it forces me to login again. This happens even if I've just logged in 5 seconds earlier. Is ...
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Single sign-on solutions for ExpressionEngine in enterprise using LDAP / Active Directory

Can a single sign-on solution be used to share credentials between ExpressionEngine and LDAP/Active Directory?
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Logging in as another member? Skeleton key?

My members have a custom control panel that they log into. Is there a way I can possibly set some sort of skeleton key so I can log in as those members? In some cases, the admin needs to play the role ...
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Unable to login using HTTP Authenticate

I recently moved a site to a new server and everything went very well. There is one page that requires http authentication to access it. One member group was not able to log in, so I reset the ...
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Stateless authentication

Is it possible to use some sort of stateless authentication to control access to the site front end? For example oAuth or openID (is this stateless)? The use case is we are trying to work out a way ...
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Why does the control panel require a query string for log-in?

On multiple ExpressionEngine installs I have noticed that there is a problem logging in when the following query string parameters are omitted: http://www.url.net/admin.php?s=0&D=cp&C=login ...
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Authenticating against ExpressionEngine

I'm working on the new CMS implementation project. We have ~4000 users in ExpressionEngine v 1.6.3 CMS. The project requirement is, to let current EE members login to new CMS based on their encrypted ...
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LDAP Authenication on admin users?

I am new to Expression Engine, I am looking for a plugin or extension that will allow me to authenticate admin users against Active directory. Can someone point me in the right direction? Thanks
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Using EE as a data source for an iphone app

We're currently developing an html5 based iOS app using ExpressionEngine as the data source. So far it's working and looking great. However, we're unsure as to how approach the member side of things: ...
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Can you test for a null password?

I have users who authenticate using Twitter and Facebook (using the Social Login add-on). Those users have no password. Is this something I can test for using ExpressionEngine logic? The obvious ...
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Altering the 'forgot password' behavior?

Under our login form, I have a 'forgot password' link which goes to the native EE page for this: /members/forgot_password. When the link is clicked: EE sends an email to the user. User clicks on link....
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maintain logged-in status across sub-domains?

Is there a way to maintain logged-in status across sub-domains? I've tried adding a cookie prefix in config.php to no avail... not sure what else to try. James
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