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Rick Dwyer
2012-01-21
2012-10-11
  • Rick Dwyer
    Rick Dwyer
    2012-01-21

    Hello all.

    I'm looking at the stats via awstats for a site I am handling and I see
    "frankgomez" listed as the only authenticated user under "Authenticated users
    (Top 10)" section. The config file for awstats does not list him (or anyone)
    as a user. Anyone know what's going on here... is "frankgomez" some sort of
    default user for a awstats install?

    Thanks,

    --Rick

     
  • Jean-Luc
    Jean-Luc
    2012-01-22

    Hello,

    The "Authenticated users (Top 10)" section shows the users who entered their
    user name and password to access the website analyzed by AWStats. The
    "AllowAccessFromWebToFollowingAuthenticatedUsers" directive in the AWStats
    config file shows the users who are authorized to have access to the AWStats
    reports if "AllowAccessFromWebToAuthenticatedUsersOnly" is enabled (=1). These
    are two different things.

    "frankgomez" is not a default name of AWStats. According to your question, it
    is someone who had to enter his user name and password to access some parts of
    the website you are handling.

    Jean-Luc, InternetOfficer (AWStats
    Support
    )

     
  • Rick Dwyer
    Rick Dwyer
    2012-01-22

    Thanks Jean-Luc.
    So I understand, this individual signed into the portion of the site that
    requires a username and password (there is a user/pass section used when
    ordering) and it shows up in the Authenticated users (Top 10) section? If this
    is the case, when I check the MySQL database used to verify user and pass and
    contact information, I don't have a "frankgomez" listed. Furthermore, in 6
    months of stats, so far "frankgomez" is the only one listed in awstats. The
    other entry is for "other logins (and/or anonymous users)". The "other" row
    has nearly 250 thousand pages accessed in the month of January 2012 while
    "frankgomez" accessed 30 pages. Jean-Luc, do you know why awstats is only
    capturing the identity of this one individual while grouping everyone else
    together under "Other..."?

    Thank you again.

    ---Rick

     
  • Jean-Luc
    Jean-Luc
    2012-01-22

    Rick,

    The English text for the last row is "Other logins (and/or anonymous users)".
    In your case, it is the number of pages accessed without loging in. According
    to your report, only 1 user has logged in using the authentication system
    supported by AWStats. AWStats supports the authentication that is typically
    provided by a .htpasswd file in Apache servers. It looks like you are mainly
    using another authentication system and "frankgomez" logged in some obscure
    part of your website.

    Jean-Luc, InternetOfficer (AWStats
    Support
    )

     
  • Rick Dwyer
    Rick Dwyer
    2012-01-22

    Jean-Luc, I believe I misunderstood your original post about "frankgomez"
    logging into a portion of the site. How or where is he logging in is going to
    be the difficult thing to ascertain. So I need to look in my htaccess and
    htpasswd files for one which is granting this individual permission and remove
    it?

    --Rick

     
  • Jean-Luc
    Jean-Luc
    2012-01-22

    The last column in the "Authenticated users (Top 10)" is usually a timestamp
    of the last access. If you have the log files, this timestamp should allow you
    to retrieve the row in question and thus the URL that was accessed.

    Jean-Luc, InternetOfficer (AWStats
    Support
    )