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[resolved] Can't login/register for the codex (8 posts)

  1. jonsurrell
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    I can't log in or register on the codex part of wordpress.org.

    I am logged in for the support forums. When I try to register from the codex, I am redirected to support and it tells me I am logged in. When I try to log in from the codex section, it tells me my password is incorrect (the same credentials I'm using for support).

    This is infuriating. WordPress documentation is great and I'd love to help improve it.

  2. Delete all the cookies for wordpress.org, log back in to the forums, and then try to log in to the codex.

    Sometimes it gets stupid.

  3. jonsurrell
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Tried it. No change. Still can't log in to codex.

  4. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 8 months ago #

    You don't need to "register" for the codex separately. The logins are integrated. Your username and password here on the forums should also work on the codex just by logging in. No need to create anything.

    If you still have trouble, try this:
    - Change your password here on the forums
    - Verify that it works on these forums
    - Try it on the codex

    If you still have trouble, email me your username and password and I'll try it. otto at wordpress dot org

  5. jonsurrell
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    I'm now able to log in.

    I think there's a bug (this may be indicative of vulnerabilites as well) probably somewhere in the codex.

    When I changed to a crappy PW to give to Otto, I was able to sign in to forums and codex. Then I changed back to my previous PW and was able to sign in to forums but NOT codex again. It looks like there are probably some issues with some characters in my previous PW:

    ,W-'t'}x*0<N%~F

    I've now changed to a good PW with less troublesome characters. Is there a good place to file a bug report for the codex?

  6. I'm now able to log in.

    That's good. ;)

    I think there's a bug (this may be indicative of vulnerabilites as well) probably somewhere in the codex.

    *Drinks more coffee*

    Uh no, that doesn't indicate a vulnerability. Honest.

    Is there a good place to file a bug report for the codex?

    This may not be the best place but try posting a ticket to this site.

    http://meta.trac.wordpress.org/

  7. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Not a vulnerability, but the codex, being based on MediaWiki, has different password requirements than WordPress does. So yes, not all the characters will work for a codex password.

    It's also not something we can fix, until we stop using MediaWiki there. :)

  8. jonsurrell
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Great, thanks.

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