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Authorization Mismatch - please go back and try again

#1 User is offline   RadioDanny 

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Posted June 11, 2007 - 10:40 PM

Authorization mismatch - please go back and try again. If you have been trying to access a function incorrectly, please use the proper method

You may have come across this error message. If you have not count your lucky stars. But for those who are still facing this annoying issue rest assure that we're woking on a solution as fast as we can. This error is not from upgrading our forum board to the recent 2.2.1 version but a new security feature called "stronghold" developed for this board by IPB company.

Before we go on, let's discuss how stronghold is used with the board:
  • when you log into the forum, an authorization key is created based on your registration date and your email
  • stronghold cookies session is created with your authorization key along with your IP address
  • if your IP changes due to proxy service, the cookies created for your session is no longer valid and thus terminates your current log in status
  • you must close the browser and re-login to establish the proper cookies session
Proxy server can change your IP address without your knowledge. Whether you're using the actual proxy service or your ISP has you connected with their own proxy, this can cause sudden IP address change. Not all users might be effected but if you are an AOL user the rate of IP shift, reassign, is greater than those who are with other broadband services.

Try these steps if you are an Internet Explorer user:
  • place www.radiodaddy.com as trusted zone by going to Tools > Internet Options > Security > Trusted Sites > Sites
  • try disabling privacy or security software running which might block javascript of the setting of cookies. Some anti-virus, ad blocker or firewall programs can block cookies from being set from off line place.
  • clear cache, cookies and all offline files. This is important!
  • close the browser and reopen to visit Radidoaddy
If you are a Firefox user:
  • place radidoaddy.com as ALLOW by going to Tools > Options > Privacy > Cookies (check accept cookies from sites) > Exceptions > type radiodaddy.com and click ALLOW
  • close the browser and reopen to visit radidoaddy
The error was reproduced when I tried to post this message the first time. It took me about 30 minutes to write and then poof it was gone. As further search went, I found that sometimes the session control is set to 3600 seconds from inactivity. So I am not sure if prolonged typing can cause my session cookies to become expire...?

One thing is for sure, do not forget to log out before leaving our board. If the old session cookies exists and you're trying to post, the newely created cookies and old cookies will not match up. So in order to have valid session, you should log out to clear the old session cookies.

We understand your frustration. Although this seems to be isolated to localized computer, we are working on this matter and creating a fixed solution as soon as possible. But in the mean time please report your error by providing the following information:

-what browser and version you are using
-what OS you are using
-have you tried posting/pming using a school, work or library computer
-what other browser(s) you have tried, if any

Thank you.
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