"Your session is invalid..." Fix (?)
crichardson at cantella.com
Wed May 31 18:02:17 CEST 2006
in regards to the browsers ie is the most used brower and some of us
dont have a choice we are required to use it for work. also opera also
does the same thing as he stated.
Brett Patterson - Roundcube Forum Admin wrote:
> richs at whidbey.net wrote:
>> That should be "index.php" not "login.php" of course. :)
>> On May 31, 2006, at 8:40 AM, richs at whidbey.net wrote:
>>> I didn't see it listed in the trac Tickets, but I wanted to see if
>>> this was a bug.
>>> Login into Roundcube, and then leave by visiting another site,
>>> closing the window, etc. Now return to the main Roundcube index
>>> (e.g. www.domain.com/webmail). You'll see "Your session is invalid",
>>> even though your session is only seconds/minutes old, and you'll need
>>> to re-login.
>>> I found that this error was being produced from "login.php", at line
>>> if ($_auth !== $sess_auth
>>> Because "$_auth" has no value, set on line 92:
>>> $_auth = get_input_value('_auth', RCUBE_INPUT_GPC);
>>> Which looks for an "_auth" cookie, which never exists.
>>> I fixed this by setting the "_auth" cookie when the session is
>>> created. Added at line 101 in "program/include/main.inc":
>>> Is this OK? Would it be better to remove the "$_auth !== $sess_auth"
>>> test altogether? (everything seemed to work when I did that, since
>>> "sess_auth" is used where important?).
> It should not be removed. It's a security check. What if you got up
> and left and someone went back in your history and tried to log into
> your email. What if roundcube didn't check the session? Would you
> really want /anyone/ to be able to see/send email from your account?
> I think it should be left in. If you don't want to leave the webmail
> system, get a real browser like Firefox/Opera and don't use IE.
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