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[resolved] Limit Login Attempts + Captcha = Logout Lockout (16 posts)

  1. Howdy_McGee
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    I used to user this Captcha plugin with another security plugin called Limit Login Attempts. Currently now though, whenever I log out of WordPress it counts against me as a "Login Attempt" and will eventually log me out after enough logouts.

    Not sure if there is something you can do with your plugin or if you can coordinate with Limit Login Attempts to get this working but that would be awesome.

    Limit Login Attempts Plugin

    Limit Login Attempts Support Post

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/captcha/

  2. La Foret a Coeur
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    I do have the same problem! - note: I'm a "Catcha Pro" user

  3. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 6 months ago #

    @La Foret a Coeur: I'm sorry but these forums do not support commercial products. Only the free plugins downloaded from http://wordpress.org/plugins/. Please contact the plugin's vendor directly with any questions about commercial products.

  4. La Foret a Coeur
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Sorry, but I'm not sure that I understand. I have the fee plugin + the "pro" version of the plugin. It's not the same vendor?

  5. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 6 months ago #

    We do not have access to, nor do we support, commercial plugins. You paid for support when you bought the pro version of the plugin. Please contact the plugin's vendor directly with any questions.

  6. La Foret a Coeur
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    I see, sorry! I followed a link to get there and I did not realize that I was on a general forum and not on the plugin forum. My mistake.

  7. thisflourishinglife
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    I'm having the same issue as Howdy_McGee. I keep getting locked out of my dashboard because of it.

  8. MickeyRoush
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

  9. Howdy_McGee
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    I am currently running the Free version, so if @La Foret a Coeur could contact their support about this that would be awesome. I feel like these are two greatly popular plugins and I just want them to play nice with one-another.

  10. piouseye
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    I had the same problem as Howdy_McGee. FYI, I had these two plugins running together for some time with no problems. Presumably a recent update to one of them (or perhaps to WordPress?) broke something. I look forward to hearing this problem is fixed so I can resume using Captcha.

  11. piouseye
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Followup. I tried deactivating Captcha and keeping Limit Login Attempts running. My "tries remaining" continued to count down. I think this means Limit Login Attempts alone is the problem, not the combination of Limit Login Attempts and Captcha.

  12. La Foret a Coeur
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    It's surprising. In my case, deactivating Captcha...Pro (maybe something here) was enough.

    I asked for support from the (friendly) guys from Captcha Pro and they are looking on this case.

    However, as the Limit Login Attempts plugin was last updated in 2012, I removed it and installed the "Login Security Solution" plugin. I reactivated Captcha Pro and, so far, all works well.

  13. La Foret a Coeur
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Good news:

    V3.9.6 (of Captcha) - 12.02.2014

    Bugfix : Comflict with plugin Limit Login Attempts is fixed (a false login when logging out of the WP backend).
    Bugfix : We fixed displaying captcha in contact form.

  14. Howdy_McGee
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Fantastic! Looks like it's fixed! Thanks Captcha team :D

  15. piouseye
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Before getting notice of the bug fix, and believing my test proved that Limited Login Attempts (LLA) was the problem, I switched from LLA to a compatible plugin that also permits limiting login attempts, then reactivated Captcha. The plugin I switched to is Wordfence. If you try it, be aware of this issue.

    Anyway, thanks for the quick fix.

  16. bestfrenchmortgage
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Hi Guys, this a transfer from the LLA support page as it looks as though this is where the issue really lies.

    I logged in to one of my affected sites via a remote IP, cleared all LLA lockouts and deactivated and de-installed CAPTCHA (3.9.6). (LLA v 1.7.1)

    I then logged back in to the site from the usual IP without any problem, so LLA was working fine.

    I then re-installed CAPTCHA 3.9.6 (from within WordPress plugins), activated it then logged out.

    I then logged back in from the usual IP and again LLA showed that it had decremented the number of remaining login attempts by 1.

    I completed the login (I had LLA tries remaining) and deactivated and deinstalled CAPTCHA and logged out.

    On trying to log back in without CAPTCHA 3.9.6 enabled LLA did not further decrement the number of remaining login attempts.

    So, unless there is some other strange issue with the loaded plugin selection or the server platform configuration, the evidence points to CAPTCHA 3.9.6 being the issue - even after the bug fix.

    It does seem to confirm that the problem is not with LLA but with CAPTCHA.

    Could it be that the bug fix does not fix the issue in some circumstances or could it be that some data element in the SQL table is being set and not cleared during a CAPTCHA deactivate/deinstall cycle?

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