registration (user profile) problems

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registration (user profile) problems

Postby HelpTrog on Wed Oct 24, 2007 2:26 pm

I have recently installed Feedback Server. As expected, users are prompted to complete a profile (register) when they first attempt to comment. As expected, the verification arrives in the email. As soon as users go back to the site to comment, they are prompted to register again. Over and over. I have spent some time on the phone with MadCap discussing this, but cannot seem to resolve the registration problem.

Our help sites (and Feedback Server) are on a LAN with proxy server settings. I suspect that this is creating some authentication issue. If anyone has had similar difficulties or can otherwise advise me, I would appreciate it.
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Postby Richard Ferrell on Fri Oct 26, 2007 9:26 am

I would check to see if there is cookie being saving to thier local System, Also as a workaround you can enable anonymous comments that won't require your users to register
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Re: registration (user profile) problems

Postby Ineffable on Thu Oct 23, 2008 11:25 am

I am also having this issue.

One potential reason is that my site is behind a login screen; users must login to our Oracle-based server before they can even see the help system. Is the Feedback Service encountering the login screen behind the scenes as it tries to authenticate when I click the COMPLETE ACTIVATION link in the email received?

Due to the nature of our help system and the information it provides, we cannot accept "Just use anonymous comments" as a solution to this issue. Please help.
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Re: registration (user profile) problems

Postby Hobbes on Fri Feb 13, 2009 1:25 pm

I'm having the same issues as have been stated above. I noticed that when it wasn't working there was a privacy warning at the bottom of the browser and when I opened the notice it looks like this:
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After I ratcheted my privacy settings down to completely open, it worked--though that probably isn't a good solution.

Is there a policy setting on the Madcap site that needs to be in place for cookies to be accepted by most browsers?
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Re: registration (user profile) problems

Postby Hobbes on Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:59 pm

I think we have worked this out on our project. Our web person shifted some files around which caused some issues with cookies. Strangely, the issue only occorred in IE 6. It worked just fine in Firefox and IE 7.

Also, it worked in IE6 if I first lowered my privacy setting one notrch from Medium to Low (very Low also worked). Once the registration was successful I could raise the privacy setting back up and it would continue to work.
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Re: registration (user profile) problems

Postby jamesw on Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:56 pm

We have also had a lot of users find that they have to reregister frequently. We have WebHelp systems and use Feedback Server v1. Some of the reasons this has occurred:
- user registers with IE, and then uses a different browser (e.g. Firefox or Chrome) to leave a comment.
- user fills in the email address incorrectly in the registration form
- user leaves a registration field blank
- user closes the whole IE7 browser (as opposed to just the tab that has the 'Registration Completed' message on it), and so closes the form that has the 'Subject' and 'Comment' fields on it.

There may be other reasons. It would be great if MadCap could have a look at this reregistration issue. In fact I have submitted a request to them for that.
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Re: registration (user profile) problems

Postby Richard Ferrell on Tue Mar 17, 2009 10:49 pm

Have you tried to upgrade to Version 2 of feedback server, I know the madcap guys have done some changes on this.
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Re: registration (user profile) problems

Postby jamesw on Tue Mar 17, 2009 11:37 pm

Hi Richard, No not yet. I'll ask my manager about that. We are in the middle of collecting lots of useful feedback on our help systems from our users (with feedback v1) so I will also have to see if he wants to go the upgrade at this time. I would like to test it on another machine at least though. Ta
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Re: registration (user profile) problems

Postby phanna on Tue Sep 29, 2009 10:47 am

Hi all,
I recently activated Feedback Service v2 (hosted service) and am experiencing the same circular login requests. Does anyone know what's causing this in v2?

Thanks,
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Re: registration (user profile) problems

Postby phanna on Thu Nov 05, 2009 2:01 pm

We are still have the circular login issue with version 2. I would love to use this feature but currently am unable to. Can anyone help me out with this?

Thanks!
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Re: registration (user profile) problems

Postby Bahbert on Mon Jun 21, 2010 7:58 am

I'm having this problem now too. Brand new project created in Flare 6, using Feedback Server 2. My Webhelp Plus output displays the comments section at the bottom of every topic (as it should) but it never seems to recognize me as a registered user. I have the same issue with both IE8 and Google Chrome.

Is there something I'm missing? Something I've forgotten to configure, or that I'm unaware of?
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Re: registration (user profile) problems

Postby EmilyM on Sun Jan 30, 2011 9:32 pm

Hi,
I know this is an older topic but has anyone got around this issue? I have registered many times, received a profile activation email, clicked on the link, it opens a blank webpage. I presume everything is fine, but I still get the Create Feedback Service Profile box when I click to add a comment.
I have played around with security and privacy policies in both IE and Firefox and still no joy.
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Re: registration (user profile) problems

Postby Bahbert on Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:36 am

I'm still having this problem. I've had to allow anonymous comments, but I don't like this as it doesn't prompt users for their e-mail address, so I have no way to respond to direct questions or ask for more information without doing so as a response to their comment, and the user won't get an e-mail letting them know I've responded.

I'd really like to know a fix for this if possible.
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Re: registration (user profile) problems

Postby owilkes on Fri Dec 02, 2011 4:39 am

Another vote for 'I'm getting this issue'.

The 'circular login' issue occurs in IE9 - but NOT ie7 or Chrome.

Would be good to get a guide to what settings need to be applied.

Thanks.
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