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[User Error] Passed invalid authentication method

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Ben Gribaudo

Community Member, 181 Posts

4 November 2009 at 3:58am


If I access the URL http://internal/Security/LoginForm/ directly, a "[User Error] Passed invalid authentication method" error is displayed. It seems like this URL should display (or redirect to) the login form instead of an error.

What do you think?



[User Error] Passed invalid authentication method
GET /Security/LoginForm/

Line 232 in C:\xampp\htdocs\members\sapphire\security\Security.php

223 		if(isset($this->requestParams['AuthenticationMethod'])) {
224 			$authenticator = trim($_REQUEST['AuthenticationMethod']);
226 			$authenticators = Authenticator::get_authenticators();
227 			if(in_array($authenticator, $authenticators)) {
228 				return call_user_func(array($authenticator, 'get_login_form'), $this);
229 			}
230 		}
232 		user_error('Passed invalid authentication method', E_USER_ERROR);
233 	}
236   /**
237 	 * Get the login forms for all available authentication methods
238 	 *


    * Passed invalid authentication method
      Line 232 of Security.php
    * Security->LoginForm(SS_HTTPRequest)
      Line 196 of Controller.php
    * Controller->handleAction(SS_HTTPRequest)
      Line 135 of RequestHandler.php
    * RequestHandler->handleRequest(SS_HTTPRequest)
      Line 150 of Controller.php
    * Controller->handleRequest(SS_HTTPRequest)
      Line 282 of Director.php
    * Director::handleRequest(SS_HTTPRequest,Session)
      Line 127 of Director.php
    * Director::direct(Security/LoginForm/)
      Line 122 of main.php


Community Member, 283 Posts

5 November 2009 at 6:58pm

Nope, you're trying to directly access the a Form obect for creation. This is a special form with the pieces that tie in to the Security and Member systems.

Why would you be trying to access this form directly in the first place? The very robust /Security/login was provided for a reason :)


Community Member, 182 Posts

26 March 2010 at 11:45pm

I also get that error, but I don't know how it occurs, I just gets emailed to me from time to time..
Can someone explain why it happens and if it is anything to be concerned about?



Community Member, 18 Posts

14 October 2010 at 5:51am

Same here,
I keep getting these every week or so, from a 2.3.x installation.

Does there exist any patch for this?