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unexpected login required for bin/view
I'm setting up Foswiki on a hosted site. I've done this before, but this time I appear to have done something unexpected.
The "root" level
is set to redirect
When I access the site:
, I get this redirect:
and a Foswiki (Template) login page pops up.
If I turn off the redirect in
or specify the URL
I get the same login form. It's a Foswiki template login form.
I have not made any explicit changes to the
file that would force
to be authenticated. I have not linked
, under 'Security and Authentication', I have
And yet... not.
What am I looking for that is causing
to convert to
- 12 Jun 2014
Vicki, are you sure that the web or topic in question doesn't have an errant ALLOWWEBVIEW / DENYWEBVIEW or ALLOWTOPICVIEW / DENYTOPICVIEW set that might trigger the redirect to gain authorization? the view script might allow unauthenticated access, but if the topic being requested needs authorization foswiki will redirect. Given that foswiki_orgin is being set, it seems to be foswiki that's requesting the redirect, not apache.
- 13 Jun 2014
George - You thought of that just as I did. And it did. The web had a bad ALLOWWEBVIEW copied from elsewhere.
I guess we should keep this question around in case anyone else ever makes a similar mistake!
- 13 Jun 2014