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Authentication Required Popup

  1. Jun 19, 2014 #1

    Drakkith

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    I keep getting a popup saying "Authentication Required" for "www.physicsforums.com:80", with a username and password box to fill in. I'm already logged in and I can bypass it just by hitting cancel twice. Logging out and logging back in hasn't helped and I haven't tried actually inputing my username and password to this popup since I don't know what it's for and haven't seen it before today.
     
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  3. Jun 19, 2014 #2

    Nugatory

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    Bogus login dialog problem

    Did something change in the last few hours? I'm browsing PF from an iPad, and any time that I browse to any subforum (for example, "Forum Feedback and Announcements"), the site is requesting that I log in again. I just dismiss the dialog, as I clearly am logged in already and the"Welcome back, Nugatory" and post and thanks counts are showing.
     
  4. Jun 19, 2014 #3

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    Yes, others have it too. We'll have to wait for Greg to come online for this.

    I have of course foolishly put in my name and password to make it go away, it didn't. I did change my password already though. So anybody please don't enter anything in the popup. If you did, immediately change your password.
     
  5. Jun 19, 2014 #4

    jtbell

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    After I hit "Cancel" twice, the popup stops, at least temporarily.
     
  6. Jun 19, 2014 #5

    Nugatory

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    If you're having the same experience that I am, it stops until you next navigate to a subforum's index page.
     
  7. Jun 19, 2014 #6

    micromass

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    Yes, that's exactly right.
     
  8. Jun 19, 2014 #7

    Drakkith

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    I have the oddest feeling that this is somehow OmCheeto's fault. Phinds is probably in on it too.
     
  9. Jun 19, 2014 #8
    HELP! What's wrong with my account?

    I am having a strange problem when I log in PF. Whenever I click a page it is asking for passwords, though I am already logged in. And even if I enter my password, it keeps asking for password again and again. (Luckily I am able to write this post)
    Also a page shows up saying:
    You dont have permission to access this page.... Your user account may not have sufficient privileges... The administrators may have disabled this account... etc. !!!!

    Take a look:

    FSuscz1.png

    Also why this?

    What's wrong?

    Z0lE9qV.png
     
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2014
  10. Jun 19, 2014 #9

    davenn

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    I was just about to start my own thread on the subject when I saw your post

    I'm not sure if there is some hacking of the site going on ?? hence I wont put my user id and password into there

    But exact same problem in Win IE 11
    It was OK a few hours ago

    cheers
    Dave
     
  11. Jun 19, 2014 #10

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    Please stay calm, people, and no one will get hurt!

    Just hit cancel, and proceed as usual. I'm sure it is a hiccup somewhere, and when Greg or one of the Admin gets here, he will deal with it.

    Zz.
     
  12. Jun 19, 2014 #11
    It should be gone. Let me know if you see it again.
     
  13. Jun 19, 2014 #12

    davenn

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    Thanks Greg :)



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  14. Jun 20, 2014 #13

    PhysicoRaj

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    Uh oh.. my browser autofilled my username and password into the pop up, and I even hit 'OK'
    Do I have to change my password now?
     
  15. Jun 20, 2014 #14
    I don't think so.
     
  16. Jun 20, 2014 #15

    mfb

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    No. It does not matter what you entered there as you don't have valid login data for this prompt anyway (this had nothing to do with forum accounts).
     
  17. Jun 21, 2014 #16

    PhysicoRaj

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    Ok, then. Whew!
     
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