Password reset failure

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Password reset failure

Postby dwyant » Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:35 am

We have a password reset failure. I found similar problems described in the forum, but no solutions.
When users who have forgotten their passwords use the "forgot password link," they receive a temporary password and are able to login. But, after logging in with the temp password users are required to reset password -- here's where we have the problem. The system is not recognizing the users' newly created passwords. The user gets an error message that the password is invalid. The temp password no longer works and new password won't work.
In Journal Manager role, I used to be able to log in as any given user and reset their password. Now, when I try to log in as a user, I get error message that I "do not have access to this record. Access requires Site Administrator."
I do not know which version of OJS we are using -- we're using OJS through Scholarly Exchange administered by University of Pittsburgh Library System, but they have not been able to resolve the problem. In the meantime, we have reviewers and readers who are getting increasingly frustrated with their inability to access the journal and our inability to find a fix. HELP! The journal URL is

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Re: Password reset failure

Postby ramon » Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:44 am

Hello dwyant,
In this page, About > About this Publishing System, is the version info. You are currently on OJS 2.3.8

Has the system being upgraded recently?
Have the security configurations in ojs/ been matched to the previous one?
Sometimes changing the password encryption causes problems, but haven't heard of anything similar to your problem.

We've seen users have difficulty with the password reset feature.
They tend to not include the newly created password in the first field and do not add their new passwords correctly either, as the form may be a bit confusing for a person just receiving a new password.

The message you are viewing regarding administration access means that, now, only the first created user or anyone with the added permission (possible only via database direct manipulation!) can perform that task.

Only the server admins can actually check your logs to see if anything is being output that relates to the issue.

Ramón Martins Sodoma da Fonseca
Analista em C&T
Coordenação de Tecnologias de Informação
Instituto Brasileiro de Informação em Ciência e Tecnologia - IBICT
Ministério da Ciência e Tecnologia - MCT

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