Support » Plugin: Awesome Support - WordPress HelpDesk & Support Plugin » Cannot log in – “Authentication failed.”

  • Resolved earthnutvt

    (@earthnutvt)


    I have tried everything, but cannot figure out how to log into the Tickets List page. I’ve created users – one as Support User and one as another type but with Support User as a secondary type. I registered using the Register feature. I’m not seeing any errors. Help!

    The page I need help with: [log in to see the link]

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  • You need to be in your WP-Admin control panel, and aee the left side bar has links, click on “Tickets” thats it, you’ll find everything

    Hi @earthnutvt,

    I just tested your website registration form and I see that you have moderate registration activated. With moderate registration, the user can’t login until the administrator approves the registration for the user. If you wish to disable it, you can go to Tickets – Settings, click on the Registration tab and change moderate registration with “Allow registrations”.

    I’ll mark this thread as resolved, but please feel free to follow up any further questions you may have here.

    It’s not resolved. I created a registration as the Support User user type, so I assume that has all the correct permissions. It shouldn’t matter if I have moderated registration or not. It actually sent me the user for moderation, and I approved it. I could still not log in with that user. The registration part works fine. It’s just the logging in that simply will not work.

    It appears that the Google Captcha (reCAPTCHA) by BestWebSoft plugin is causing this. I obviously desire to keep that plugin as it protects my site. I’m using Version 3 of Captcha. Any suggestions?

    Hi @earthnutvt,

    We have integration with invisible Captcha in the Productivity add-on for Awesome Support. You can find out more information about how invisible Captcha works in the Productivity add-on:

    https://getawesomesupport.com/documentation/productivity/invisible-captcha/

    Also, you can find information about the Productivity add-on in the link below:

    https://getawesomesupport.com/addons/productivity/

    Regards.

    So, you’re saying this plugin will not work as long as I am using Google Captcha on my login forms? Is the only way to get it to purchase that add-on? Because I need things in the Standard bundle, but that one feature is the only thing I need in that add-on. I’m a little surprised this doesn’t support captcha at its basic level. I mean, it won’t work at all if people can’t log in. I don’t think buying that add-on is worth $60 just for that one feature. I’m quite disappointed. I can do zero with this as long as I want my login form to be secure.

    Plugin Author melliesou

    (@melliesou)

    Hi @earthnutvt,

    Let’s zero in on the issue you are having with the captcha plug-in conflicting with Awesome Support. Have you tried to enable debug mode in order to get more error message details about this problem? https://codex.wordpress.org/Debugging_in_WordPress

    The suggestion above about using the built-in captcha isn’t 100% necessary, but just another option. The value-adds in that add-on may be a worthy trade when it comes to the time spent debugging the conflict.

    Beyond that, can you tell me which version of the Captcha plug-in you are using?

    Thanks and look forward to more information.

    Hey @melliesou,

    It’s not throwing any debug errors. I just get the “Authentication failed” message that is apparently coming from the captcha. The only users I can’t log in with are Support User roles. What’s interesting is that it won’t even let any Support User roles login in at /wp-admin without throwing the same error. Yet my other user types can log in just fine.

    I’m using the latest version of the captcha plugin, which is 1.42. And I’m using it with Version 3 of Google Captcha.

    Plugin Author melliesou

    (@melliesou)

    Hi @earthnutvt,

    That’s interesting that just the Support User has an issue with the Captcha – in this case, I suspect that the user-role for the support user is the issue here. Here is a list of how the Awesome Support roles map to different (equivalent) WordPress roles.
    https://getawesomesupport.com/documentation/awesome-support/user-roles/
    Based on the above reference, the Support User is similar to a subscriber:
    https://codex.wordpress.org/Roles_and_Capabilities#Subscriber

    To resolve this (as it seems to be a role permissions issue), you can use the “Ultimate Member” plug-in to adjust the user role permissions for the “Support User” in order to allow them to use the Captcha properly. (It may require some time to review the roles and possibly some trial and error as I’m not familiar with the role requirements for that captcha plug-in.

    Hope that helps, and let me know how it goes.

    earthnutvt

    (@earthnutvt)

    I’m not sure why this would have to do with user role permissions. Shouldn’t the default permissions of the Support User allow them to log into WordPress? I didn’t have to adjust any of my other user roles to allow them to work with Captcha. They just worked. Not even my admin can log into your login form. Everyone gets an Authentication Error when trying to log into your login form. And then everyone can log in with the regular WordPress login EXCEPT the Support User role (which is the only of your user rolls I’ve tried). This tells me that it’s something about your plugin that’s preventing any users from being able to access it. Apparently specifically due to my use of Captcha.

    Plugin Author melliesou

    (@melliesou)

    Hi @earthnutvt,

    Based on the additional information you supplied in your latest message, it looks very much like a case of split roles. The users can either log into the regular site (and have permissions for it), or they can log into Awesome Support (and have permissions for it) – but not both at the same time. The reason for this scenario is that the permissions of the roles for these users are different and do not allow them to log into the composite places. Can you detail the permissions that each of the roles have (even if just two roles one in each camp). From there we can guide you on what’s missing.

    earthnutvt

    (@earthnutvt)

    OK. I had added all the Subscriber ones to the Support User, so they are:
    (Not sure what the cp ones are, but I added them anyway.)

    SUBSCRIBER
    attach_files
    cp_add_projects
    cp_add_task
    cp_add_task_lists
    cp_edit_projects
    cp_edit_task
    cp_edit_task_lists
    create_posts
    edit_posts
    manage_categories
    publish_posts
    read

    SUPPORT USER
    attach_files
    close_ticket
    cp_add_projects
    cp_add_task
    cp_add_task_lists
    cp_edit_projects
    cp_edit_task
    cp_edit_task_lists
    create_posts
    create_ticket
    edit_posts
    manage_categories
    publish_posts
    read
    reply_ticket
    view_ticket

    Plugin Author melliesou

    (@melliesou)

    Hi @earthnutvt,

    After adding those permissions to the support user’s role, is the support user now able to log into the site ok? And is the subscriber now able to log into the ticket system now?

    earthnutvt

    (@earthnutvt)

    No. These are the settings they have when they still don’t work.

    Plugin Author melliesou

    (@melliesou)

    Hi @earthnutvt,

    Thanks for confirming that. To confirm, if the Google captcha is disabled temporarily, then the support user can log in, and when the Google captcha is not disabled, then the Support user cannot log in? When you enabled the debug log, there was no messages in the WordPress debug log about the reason for the authentication failure?

    Given the above, do you have a test site with a similar configuration that you could give me access to to take a closer look?

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