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Logging in via /admin returns user to login page without being logged in


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6 December 2010 at 10:08am Community Member, 56 Posts

Hey guys... thanks for the reply.
Just figured out the problem..

I had Director::setBaseURL('');
in my _config - I removed that and all go :)


Ryan M.

6 December 2010 at 12:55pm Community Member, 309 Posts

My .htaccess file is pretty normal almost exactly identical to what you guys posted. See below:

<Files *.ss>
   Order deny,allow
   Deny from all
   Allow from

<Files web.config>
   Order deny,allow
   Deny from all

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
   RewriteEngine On
   RewriteBase /
   # Site Maintenance Redirect
   #RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !/maintenance.html$
   #RewriteCond %{REMOTE_HOST} !^98\.155\.171\.63
   #RewriteRule $ /maintenance.html [R=302,L]

   RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^(.*)$
   RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
   RewriteRule .* sapphire/main.php?url=%1&%{QUERY_STRING} [L]

So obviously it's not the problem.

Saw what wainui said about having the BaseURL set in config.php, but I don't have that set in mine, so that's not the problem either.

I just wiped all the SilverStripe files and reinstalled them, with the latest version 2.4.3 (was on 2.4.1 before), but that didn't change anything at all.

I'm beginning to consider hiring one of the SilverStripe dev team members to fix this bloody issue. Aaron, are you interested?


15 December 2010 at 4:15am (Last edited: 15 December 2010 4:18am), Community Member, 7 Posts

I'm having this same issue. A client is able to login to the admin successfully but is having all kinds of problems in the admin section, but I'm not able to get past the login screen. Even when I put in bogus login data it simply reloads the login page without any message. Let me know if you come up with a solution.

[Edit] When I checked "Remember me next time" on the login form it logged me into the admin correctly... I'm looking to see if there are any other issues.


16 December 2010 at 4:36am (Last edited: 16 December 2010 4:36am), Community Member, 7 Posts

After a lot of poking around, I found that the issue was that the server was not saving session data correctly - the folder defined in php.ini (session.save_path) was not writeable. I changed the directory PHP saves session data in and things started working.


18 February 2012 at 11:42am Community Member, 10 Posts

I had the same problem happen to me after pulling down an already-built SS site from SVN and setting it up on my local. After logging in, when I tried to go to /admin, it would redirect me back to /Security/login/?BackURL=/admin with a message saying which account I was logged in as and a button to log in as someone else.

The fix in the end was that I had to uncomment the session.save_path=/tmp line in my php.ini (version from MacPorts)