[LON-CAPA-admin] Cookie problems but still switched?

Taylor, Matthew Matthew.Taylor at montgomerycollege.edu
Wed Jan 30 10:09:40 EST 2013

I have not seen this specifically in a LON-CAPA context, but I have seen that Safari can react badly to services that require redirection.

Can the user try Chrome or Firefox ESR?  Is the user using Mac OS X or iOS?

Matthew Taylor
Systems Engineer
Montgomery College
Office of Information Technology
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Rockville, MD 20855
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matthew.taylor at montgomerycollege.edu

On Jan 30, 2013, at 9:51 AM, Lucas, Mark wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm doing some forensics on a student who (1) claims to have problems logging in, and (2) when she
> does get in she can't submit problems.
> She is using Safari/536.25, and I think the issues is cookies, but what confuses me is the following:
> * she logged into our lonbalancer, capa5, authenticated, and was switched to capa10.
> *httpd error_log gives:  /home/httpd/html/adm/switchserver failed for xx.xx.xx.xx, reason: Cookie  not valid
> * ... but her session seems to transfer to capa10 'just fine', outside of the fact that she gets strange
>   behavior trying to submit problems.
> Has anyone else seen something like this?  Any quick insights from anyone?
> Thanks,
> Mark
> -- 
> Mark Lucas 								email: lucasm at ohiou.edu
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