Forum Thread: Cannot log in to foums using user name and password

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joe schmoe Cannot log in to foums using user name and password
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I realize this has probably been covered before, but it seems that ever since Secunia upgraded their website, I cannot log in manually.

I must first open the PSI program>user forum>default browser>then community forums> appears with an automatic login.

Really not a bother as such, but I would sometimes prefer to log in as a user, rather than as admin.

joe schmoe

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Maurice Joyce RE: Cannot log in to foums using user name and password
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Joe,
Are U saying U cannot find this page?

http://secunia.com/community/forum/all_threads/?

I do not have PSI permanently installed therefore auto log on to the Forum using that link.

Without automation all that is required is to click Community Login>enter your User Name + Password.



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joe schmoe RE: Cannot log in to foums using user name and password
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on 12th Nov, 2011 08:27, Maurice Joyce wrote:
Joe,
Are U saying U cannot find this page?

http://secunia.com/community/forum/all_threads/?

I do not have PSI permanently installed therefore auto log on to the Forum using that link.

Without automation all that is required is to click Community Login>enter your User Name + Password.



Maurice,

No, it is actually worse than that. I can find that page with no problems.

Clicking Community Login (or Logon, don't know which as I am currently logged in via opening PSI GUI>Community Forums) brings up the user name and password. I am not able to log in manually even though the account I use and password has remained the same since account was first created.

Change to ability to log on seems to have occurred when Secunia revamped the site a few months back, at least from what I recall.

As I said, it is a minor niggle, as I can still enter via running PSI GUI. I do not mind having PSI automatically start and have it running continuously as impact on system is negligible. Still, it would be nice to enter as a limited user, as that is considered by some to be somewhat safer for security reasons as there are fewer operations an user can make to the system (fewer rights) than the admin can, and when running as admin while on the 'net, more actions can be done to the system by default than when as limited user. I believe there may be increased protection from malicious actions or files when run as limited user vs. admin.

Don't get me wrong, this is not about being afraid, it is about a preference I have, and i prefer to run my system as user as much as possible.

For example, PSI will not run or run properly under user privileges, only under administrative rights. so, to run it interactively at all, one must be in an admin account to do so.

So, the query above in the OP still remains true. Using the user name and password presents an error. It says 'joe schmoe' is not a valid user name, or something like that.

joe schmoe



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