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I received a notification that someone accessed the adminzone front page but it does not include a user, just the site name:
Someone who is logged-in as {JulianRitterCentral - A community site sharing the life and art of Julian Ritter} has accessed the Admin Zone front page. That's probably a normal thing for them - this notification is a security feature to help you spot potential hackers, if you think this looks wrong.

Based on the time, I suspect that this was me.

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LOL! Yep, I discovered that too during the RC cycles and was going to bring it to Chris' attention but found other things more important. Since I'm the only one with access to the Admin panel I turned it back off.

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Just got another email when I logged in again.

I am just wondering if there is something more informative in the message if someone other than me accesses the adminzone. Surely, it should have the username and IP address in the message.

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Do you have a test user account? Give it admin rights and log in with it.

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Tried that and got the same notification with the SITE_INFO instead of Uer. The message should contain the User and the IP address.

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I see Chris is lurking this thread so it's as good as fixed!  :lol:

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I'll take a look within a few days, knee deep in template changes in the unstable branch at the moment.


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I think this will fix it. I didn't quite got what you got, but I did find some other issues. I think I probably just saw a different spin on the same problem.

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I think that this notification could benefit greatly from the inclusion of the IP address that the admin logged in from. Without it, it's like only half the information is available as you cannot immediately see dubious IP addresses used by a legitimate admin user.

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Automated fix message

BobS said

I think that this notification could benefit greatly from the inclusion of the IP address that the admin logged in from. Without it, it's like only half the information is available as you cannot immediately see dubious IP addresses used by a legitimate admin user.

Bob
This issue has been filed on the tracker as issue #582, with a fix.


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