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  • Disabling or logging out a user remotely

    Recently I was at friend's place, logged in as Admin on their PC, and forgot to log out when I left.

    When I got back home, my friend phoned me and reminded me of my short-sightedness, and logged me out.

    What if I wasn't so lucky, and left myself logged in on a more public computer, such as at a library or school. Is there any way I can log myself out remotely?

    Using two separate computers, I tried changing the password of a test user through the Admin Control Panel, but this user on the other computer continued to be able to move between forum pages. It seems vBulletin doesn't check the password of a user on every page access, which would be a way of circumventing this possibility.

    Any advice folks on logging out a user (even the admin user) remotely?

    Cheers, miner2049er

  • #2
    The only way is to change the cookie settings on the forum.

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    • #3
      Thanks for the reply.

      Originally posted by SSSlippy View Post
      The only way is to change the cookie settings on the forum.
      In what way exactly? Store the log in password (MD5'd) in a cookie or session variable, and then check it against the MD5'd password already in the DB on every page access?

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      • #4
        All you need to do is edit the cookie prefix in config.php.
        Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
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        • #5
          Please explain in more detail, for those of us without prior knowledge

          This is all I find cookie-related in congfig.php...

          // Prefix that all vBulletin cookies will have
          // Keep this short and only use numbers and letters, i.e. 1-9 and a-Z
          $config['Misc']['cookieprefix'] = 'bb';

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          • #6
            Change this:

            $config['Misc']['cookieprefix'] = 'bb';

            To this:

            $config['Misc']['cookieprefix'] = 'bb2';

            That's it.
            Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
            Change CKEditor Colors to Match Style (for 4.1.4 and above)

            Steve Machol Photography


            Mankind is the only creature smart enough to know its own history, and dumb enough to ignore it.


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            • #7
              Originally posted by Steve Machol View Post
              Change this:

              $config['Misc']['cookieprefix'] = 'bb';

              To this:

              $config['Misc']['cookieprefix'] = 'bb2';

              That's it.
              Thanks for the reply. So what exactly is happening under the surface when the cookieprefix changes from "bb" to "bb2"?

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              • #8
                All "old" cookies will be invalidated.
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                Visit the official Member to Member support site for vBulletin Modifications: www.vbulletin.org

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