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Item4976: Admin (sudo=sudo) login sequence fails when managing webs

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Engine   Urgent Closed   minor 4.2.0

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  1. Template login
  2. Don't log in
  3. Visit ManagingWebs
  4. Choose to create a new web
  5. At the login screen, select the administrator login option
  6. Log in as the administrator


Use of uninitialized value in string eq at /home/twiki/420/lib/TWiki/UI/Manage.pm line 54.
 at /home/twiki/420/lib/TWiki/UI.pm line 84
   TWiki::UI::__ANON__('Use of uninitialized value in string eq at /home/twiki/420/li...') called at /home/twiki/420/lib/TWiki/UI/Manage.pm line 54
   TWiki::UI::Manage::manage('TWiki=HASH(0x82daa8c)') called at /home/twiki/420/lib/TWiki/UI.pm line 159
   TWiki::UI::__ANON__() called at /usr/local/share/perl/5.8.8/Error.pm line 426
   eval {...} called at /usr/local/share/perl/5.8.8/Error.pm line 418
   Error::subs::try('CODE(0x814ed30)', 'HASH(0x897e160)') called at /home/twiki/420/lib/TWiki/UI.pm line 197
   TWiki::UI::run('CODE(0x82dab88)') called at /home/twiki/420/bin/manage line 33.

Looks like the login parameters are not being passed on - which is OK (ish) though the manage script should not suicide so inelegantly.

-- TWiki:Main/CrawfordCurrie - 15 Nov 2007

the parameter thats missing from line 54 is the action urlparam. its not the login sequence itself that is failing, its because the non-login parameters are lost. I wonder if this is sudo, or just all login? -- SvenDowideit - 16 Nov 2007

I suspect it's because the link from the login page to the administrator login is just a simple link, rather than a form submit, so the parameters aren't getting passed on.


Changed the log in as administartor link to a submit, which when combined with the sudo parameter causes a sudo login with all the right passthrough params.

-- TWiki:Main.CrawfordCurrie - 16 Nov 2007

The interface for the button is not clear, see Item4993.

-- TWiki:Main.ArthurClemens - 19 Nov 2007

Summary Admin (sudo=sudo) login sequence fails when managing webs
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.CrawfordCurrie
Codebase 4.2.0, ~twiki4
SVN Range TWiki-4.3.0, Thu, 15 Nov 2007, build 15592
AppliesTo Engine

Priority Urgent
CurrentState Closed

Checkins TWikirev:15621 TWikirev:15622
TargetRelease minor
ReleasedIn 4.2.0
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Topic revision: r12 - 2007-11-19 - ArthurClemens
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