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 From:  Paul Taylor <ptaylor at addressplus dot net>
 To:  Stefan Frank <Mono dot Developer at RootServices dot Biz>
 Cc:  MonoWall-Developers List <m0n0wall dash dev at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall-dev] Logout / Change User on webGUI function?
 Date:  Mon, 24 Apr 2006 07:25:32 -0400
What I do: Use an alternate browser for testing purposes.  For  
example, if your main browser is Firefox, use IE for testing.

The nice thing about this method is that you can be logged into the  
same Monowall as two users, at the same time.  If something isn't  
right with the permissions for the user you are testing, you can go  
to the browser where you are logged in as a full admin and change the  
permissions.  No need to open/close the "testing" browser, just  
select another link (or refresh the page) and you'll see that your  
permissions have instantly been updated.  Since permissions are re- 
read on each page-load, the changes took effect immediately, altering  
the menu on the left side.

As far as why there isn't a logout button - I don't believe there is  
a universal method (other than closing the browser) that works to log  
you out across various browsers.  One day, I was looking through the  
pfSense code and found that they had tried adding a logout button,  
which simply was a link to http://baduser:badpassword@yourMonowall.   
I was initially excited thinking that this was a very simple way to  
log out of Monowall, but I believe they pulled this feature because  
of how poorly it worked across browsers.  (Either that, or there was  
a comment in the source stating that it only worked with such-and- 
such browser?  Don't recall.  If you're reading this, Scott, please  
correct me if I'm wrong.)

Paul

On Apr 24, 2006, at 6:09 AM, Stefan Frank wrote:

> Hello Jonathan,
>
> If you run several monowall systems on different locations you use
> on all the same passwords? I use for my self never the same passwords
> and store them in a secure database. If you use tab browseing (i do  
> that)
> you want always to close open websites to change a user for testing?
>
> Its out of my knowledge why things should be made complicated if there
> are other ways possible that make it more usefull ;)
>
> -- 
> Best regards,
> Stefan Frank
>
> Looking for Monowall Adjustment?
> http://M0n0WaLL.RootServices.Biz
>
>
> Closing your browser is enough.
>
> J.
>
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>> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
>> Van: John Lin [mailto:0chiehchen at gmail dot com]
>> Verzonden: maandag 24 april 2006 4:13
>> Aan: Stefan Frank
>> CC: MonoWall-Developers List
>> Onderwerp: Re: [m0n0wall-dev] Logout / Change User on webGUI  
>> function?
>>
>> Hi Stefan,
>>
>> Yeah, its good to have that feature.  I notice this last time I tried
> to
>> logout and login as different user and found there is no such
> feature...
>>
>>
>>
>> Best regards,
>>
>> John
>>
>>
>> On 4/24/06, Stefan Frank <Mono dot Developer at rootservices dot biz> wrote:
>>>
>>> Hi Everyone ...
>>>
>>> I guess the webGUI missing a way to logout from the webGUI and
>>> be able to change the User (for tests if a user reports some
> problems
>>> with his/her login to the webGUI). Sounds like a thing for the to do
>> list.
>>>
>>> What do the others think here? :o)
>>>
>>> --
>>> Best regards,
>>> Stefan Frank
>>>
>>> Looking for Monowall Adjustment?
>>> http://M0n0WaLL.RootServices.Biz
>>>
>>>
>>>
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