Cannot Login to nodebb: "Welcome back guest"
I'm running nodebb on Centos8 on a linode.
- NodeBB 1.16.2
- Node v10.21.0
- Redis server v=5.0.3
Recently I upgraded nodebb (I believe to 1.16.1), and lost the ability to log into the forum with Firefox (difficult for the admin). I go to the login form, enter the credentials, click submit, and the forum reloads with
/?loggedin=true, and I get a notification:
Obviously I was not logged in as myself. I cleared all cookies, tried multiple times, and could not login. I also had reports of the same behavior from other Firefox users. At some point I saw a message in the log when running
./nodebb devabout a session not matching but I can't reproduce it now.
I could still use Chrome for some reason, so I've been using that to try and debug. Then today I saw that 1.16.2 had been released so I upgraded, hoping that something might be fixed. After upgrading to 1.16.2, I am now unable to login with Chrome - nor Safari - either.
So I'm locked out of the forum, and I cannot figure out what's going on. The only error I've seen in the browser console is a few of these:
GET wss://<site>/socket.io/?EIO=4&transport=websocket&sid=R4V1asZABCvMb9lAAACwith a 400 response.
I'm stumped and frustrated. Any debugging/fixing tips?
@sivy have you tried a private window? Have you tried a stop, build, start?
@pitaj Hi, yes, I've tried a private window - no difference. I also did multiple stop/rebuild/start cycles as well.
@sivy have you tried disabling plugins?
@pitaj Right now I can't, as I cannot login to the forum in any browser I have. is there a CLI-way to do it?
./nodebb reset -p
@pitaj Thanks, I ran
reset -pand then
build. No change...
@pitaj I ran
./nodebb reset -aand
./nodebb build, and still no change. I did copy the redis db and /public folder before upgrading earlier, so perhaps I'm in for a re-install. Wish I knew what was going on.
I had the same problem.
- Cloudflare with https rule for forcing https,
- Nginx mainline version has proxy_pass
Solved by changing on Nginx configuration proxy_pass :
proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-Proto $scheme;
proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-Proto https;
Don't understand why it suddently worked with this
sivy last edited by sivy
@arnaudw IT WORKED
Thank you so much. Still figuring things out with nginx, and I don't know that I ever would have figured this out.
mod feel free to close
If someone have an idea about this, i would love to understand...
I was in https since beggining
@arnaudw I suspect that there was an issue with the proxy messing with how nodebb was interpreting session ids, but I wouldn't know how to be more specific.
@sivy Indeed but what ?
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arnaudw's solution worked for me, though for apache the command is
RequestHeader set X-Forwarded-Proto "https"
Thanks so much for the fix - I also don't understand this, but believe it has to do with a recent update to nodebb since my login was working in v1.16.0 and I updated to v1.16.2