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accessing server manager using Firefox

accessing server manager using Firefox
« on: March 08, 2014, 10:22:33 PM »
I've been having trouble logging in to the server manager using Firefox. I enter the correct user name and password only to be taken right back to the log in page, no error message or anything. I know the log in is correct because I get the expected error message if I deliberately enter incorrect information. Log in works fine using Internet Explorer, Chrome or Opera but Firefox is my preferred browser. We have SME 8.1 and I'm using the latest version of Firefox on a Windows 8.1 machine. After several searches using multiple variations of "Firefox Server Manager" I finally managed to find a note that mentioned clearing the Firefox cache. Lo and behold that worked and I could log in correctly. The only problem is the next time I try to log in the old problem is back again and I'm stuck on the log in page until I once again clear the Firefox cache. So I guess the question is, how in the world do I prevent Firefox from caching the server manager? Is there a setting in Firefox to prevent it from caching certain web pages? Is there some command I can add to a custom template for httpd.conf that would prevent web browsers from caching the server manager? It really annoying to have to empty the browser cache any time I want to access the server manager.

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Re: accessing server manager using Firefox
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2014, 08:48:44 AM »
can you reproduce your issue with another O.S (eg : W7, XP, linux...). I have Firefox 27.0.1 and i have not your issue (i use debian wheezy)
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Offline TerryF

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Re: accessing server manager using Firefox
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2014, 12:50:55 PM »
MS Vista, Firefox 27.0.1, no problems
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Re: accessing server manager using Firefox
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2014, 07:06:17 PM »
I was able to duplicate the problem using Firefox 27.0.1 on our lone Windows 7 machine but if no one else is having the problem then I'm going to guess that it has something to do with our custom template for httpd.conf named 92Expires that reads as follows:
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<IfModule expires_module>
ExpiresActive On
ExpiresDefault "access plus 10 days"
ExpiresByType text/html "access plus 2 days"
ExpiresByType image/gif "access plus 60 days"
ExpiresByType image/jpg "access plus 60 days"
ExpiresByType image/png "access plus 60 days"
ExpiresByType application/x-javascript "access plus 60 days"
ExpiresByType text/css "access plus 60 days"
ExpiresByType image/x-icon "access plus 60 days"
</IfModule>

I'm guessing that this section is causing the problem since clearing the Firefox cache allows me to log in. If that is indeed the case then can someone tell me how to apply the expires rules ONLY to ibays, particularly the Primary ibay, and NOT to the Server Manager?

Re: accessing server manager using Firefox
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2014, 01:40:12 PM »
I just experienced the same thing after installing the user level control panel system.   Chrome works with a certificate error, firefox just yields an empty password control  ( NOT the server-manger login )  and the screen says

Authorization Required

This server could not verify that you are authorized to access the document requested. Either you supplied the wrong credentials (e.g., bad password), or your browser doesn't understand how to supply the credentials required.
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Re: accessing server manager using Firefox
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2014, 02:25:02 PM »
and a restart of Firefox cleared the problem! 
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Re: accessing server manager using Firefox
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2014, 06:41:42 PM »
I'm going to guess that it has something to do with our custom template for httpd.conf named 92Expires ...

I don't think that was it. I think your Firefox was doing something wrong with cookies.