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Secure Admin plugin causes "You do not have permission...." error (6 posts)

  1. MatthewHSE
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I'm running WordPress 2.0.5 and have an SSL certificate available. I installed the Secure Admin plugin this morning, visited my admin, activated the plugin, and ran into a brick wall.

    Although I can login to the admin now (which *is* using the SSL certificate), any time I try to navigate away from the dashboard, such as to view my profile, add a post, etc., I get the following error message:

    ===================
    You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page.
    ===================

    The HTTP response code is 200, not 302, so it looks like there's some sort of WordPress authentication issue.

    The user I'm logged in as IS an administrator (actually there *is* only one user) so that wouldn't seem to be the problem.

    All my file permissions are set to 644. I tried setting the admin file permissions to 755 but that didn't help anything so I bumped them back down.

    This issue seems to be something that other people have run into, but I haven't seen a solution. I like the idea of using this plugin instead of the other SSL-on-Admin ideas that I've seen posted around, but obviously I can't use it if I can't make it work! ;)

  2. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hi MatthewHSE - have you installed the plugin from Mark Jaquith which seems to mitigate some of the wonkinesses found in 2.0.5? A long thread regarding things it helps can be found here: http://markjaquith.wordpress.com/2006/10/28/some-wordpress-205-users-reporting-server-500-error/#comment-5826

    A link to download the plugin is available from that thread as well I believe. I don't know that your specific issue is "curable" with Mark's plugin, but it can't hurt to install it.

  3. HarisTV
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I've just suffered from the same symptoms! :(

    Any solution to this?

  4. HarisTV
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I just tried applying the plugin that vkaryl suggeted

    It does nothing to resolve this issue...

  5. HarisTV
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    ....I've just realised the secure-admin plugin is for WordPress 2.1-alpha, so I assume 2.0.x would not work...

    From http://wordpress.com/blog/2006/03/08/secure-blogging :

    ...we’ve made the code we’re using to do this available as a WordPress plugin. All you need is a SSL certificate and WordPress 2.1-alpha...

  6. HarisTV
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    It turns out that it's a problem with the plugin itself.

    I debugged the code and fixed the problem:
    http://haris.tv/2007/01/11/wordpress-ssl-plugin-secure-admin-patched-and-working

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