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  • Resolved mh

    (@mmgh)


    The Failed Login Records (User Login section) lists a series of [login] as a username and 0 as User ID. What does that mean?

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  • Plugin Contributor mbrsolution

    (@mbrsolution)

    Hi,

    0 as User ID means the user has no ID associated to him/ her. In other words, they are not a member of your site.

    Let me know if the above helps you.

    Thank you

    • This reply was modified 8 months, 4 weeks ago by mbrsolution.

    So [login] as a username then indicates the same thing, meaning that in the column Username only a name will appear when that name belongs to a member of the site?

    Plugin Contributor mbrsolution

    (@mbrsolution)

    Hi,

    meaning that in the column Username only a name will appear when that name belongs to a member of the site?

    No that is not correct. A name will appear no matter whether the person is a member of the site or not. It is the User ID that will show up if the person is a member of the site. All persons registered to the site have an ID associated to them.

    Let me know if the above make sense.

    Thank you.

    OK, so am I then to conclude that “[login]” is the actual login name and not a generic system variable?

    Plugin Contributor mbrsolution

    (@mbrsolution)

    Hi, maybe I have misunderstood what you mean. Are you saying that the username is [login]?

    Yes, indeed.

    Plugin Contributor mbrsolution

    (@mbrsolution)

    Hi, then that is very strange.

    I am wondering if one of your other plugins is causing this in your site. Or someone is actually trying to log into your site with [login] as a name.

    Kind regards

    Plugin Author wpsolutions

    (@wpsolutions)

    Hi @mmgh,
    Just to clear up any confusion:
    when you see a user id of 0 in the failed logins list section it means that the username that was used to try and login does not correspond to any wordpress account on your system. In your case the username string used for the login attempt appears to be “[login]”.

    Changing from REMOTE_ADDR to HTTP_CF_CONNECTING_IP (IP Retrieval Settings) seems to have remedied this issue. Now I also get the correct IP Address of the user.

    Plugin Contributor mbrsolution

    (@mbrsolution)

    Hi,

    Out of curiosity. Are you using CloudFlare or something similar? The reason why I am asking is because using the following HTTP_CF_CONNECTING_IP variable, means that you are using a service like CloudFlare.

    Is your issue resolved?

    Thank you

    Yes, I am using Cloudfare and it seems indeed that my issue is resolved.
    “[login]” no longer appears as a username.

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