WordPress MU Domain Mapping
What does "Remote login" mean? (6 posts)

  1. Otto Kekäläinen
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I've been reading over and over the descriptions for options 1 and 4, and I think I understand what option 4 means and I have it enabled.

    However the description for option 1 "Remote login" simply does not make any sense: '"Remote Login" can be disabled. Useful if you're hosting totally separate websites.'

    I have been programming for 15 years and I can talk HTTP directly via telnet with a server, but I just don't get this. Please explain what the option does.

    Thank you!


  2. ruess
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Me too! This is not a clearly defined option.

  3. Marcel
    Posted 2 years ago #

    "Remote Login" can be disabled. Useful if you're hosting totally separate websites.

    Just based on that, I'd hazard to guess "remote login" means logging into sub.domain.com/wp-login.php is also OK via domain.com/wp-login.php. If this setting isn't ticked, then this is not OK.

  4. natostanco
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Remote login just redirects domain.com/wp-login.php to sub.domain.com/wp-login.php

  5. Otto Kekäläinen
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Does "remote login disabled" disable the redirect or disable the WordPress admin at the primary domain address? When you talk about redirect, do you mean than the login view is redirected befor the user enters anything or that the actual login form points to a different domain than where the subsite was?

    None of your explanations are ever remotely accurate yet.

    Also, when I test at my WP Network having this option on or off, it does not seem to have any effect. Users of sites always end up at site.wpnetwork-master.com/wp-admin/ no matter it they log in from site.com or site.wpnetwork-master.com. So I'm really keen to know what it is supposed to do so that I can debug it.

  6. Andres
    Posted 2 years ago #

    What I've seen in sites that use this: remote login allows to have users logged in on mapped domains. While the login occurs at blog1.network.com, the users are shown as logged in in blog1.com, the mapped domain, and the comment forms show their registered name and url.
    If you look at the code it's simply a cookie exchange between the subdomain and the mapped domain via a javascript-injected page reload.

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