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sr #109197: Savannah password not working before verification

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Thu 08 Dec 2016 01:45:43 PM UTC  
Category: NonePriority: 5 - Normal
Severity: 3 - NormalStatus: Done
Assigned to: Bob Proulx <rwp>Originator Email: -unavailable-
Operating System: GNU/LinuxOpen/Closed: Closed

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Wed 26 Apr 2017 03:42:14 AM UTC, comment #2:


I see that the user has been able to activate the account ( , marked as 'active' in the database).

If there are still login problems - the "password reset" can be used (since the email is verified).

I'm closing this item, but if there are more issues related to this account - please let us know.

- assaf

Assaf Gordon <agn>
Site Administrator
Fri 09 Dec 2016 10:47:57 PM UTC, comment #1:

Good that you have received the account activation link. Good that you have used it to verify your email. However it hasn't been logged that this action has occurred yet. The system still lists you as pending and wants you to verify your email.

You say you are getting an invalid password error when clicking the activation link. That leads me to believe that the activation link is getting mangled in the email somehow.

As far as I can tell using a 20 character password containing the special characters you listed should be okay. I performed a test just now on the system's pwqcheck and I was able to use such types of passwords okay.

Which leaves me at a loss to know what the problem is at this time. If you think it might be related to using LastPass (although I think it should be okay) then I suggest avoiding it for the initial account activation step just so far as to activate your account. Then use LastPass afterward to reset your password.

I will assign this ticket to me since I am responding and I don't want it to languish without a response however I admit to being at a loss here. Perhaps one of the other volunteer admins will know of a better plan and will feel free to jump in. Until then I will wait for feedback on this next attempt.

Bob Proulx <rwp>
Site AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Thu 08 Dec 2016 01:45:43 PM UTC, original submission:

I just registered a Savannah account, but I can't get verified. I click the verification link in the email I received, but I got an invalid password error. I know I have the right password because it was generated, saved and entered into both the registration form and the login form, by LastPass.

My setup:

Debian Testing amd64 multiarch
Chromium 53.0.2785.143 for amd64
uMatrix (whitelisted all requests on all relevant pages), LastPass installed

My LastPass auto generated passwords tend to find bugs in registration/login forms. I use a 20 char password containing these special characters:




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