#4254 Unable to log in after timeout had been exceeded (cookie)


When logging in again after the timeout had been exceeded, PMA shows red rectangle in the main window (with no error in it - maybe it is a pmahome theme bug?) - error shown in the source code says "Incorrect format parameter" - and there is the loading icon in the left-side database panel. Clicking on any link pops up a new timeout error with log in request again. This happens on and on until I click Log out or delete the token from URL.

My auth_type is "cookie" and I have the Do Not Track option enabled in Firefox if it helps.

The URL after a few timeout/log in cycles (I thing they were 3):

Also, this bug may be related to these previously reported issues:

The issue persists in PMA 4.1.6.


  • Viduranga Wijesooriya

    I checked it. I think it'so only happening when target=import.php
    Can you verify ? What was you doing before logging out ?

  • Lukáš Chmela

    Lukáš Chmela - 2014-02-03

    Well, looks like I am no more able to reproduce the bug.

  • Madhura Jayaratne

    • assigned_to: Madhura Jayaratne
  • Madhura Jayaratne

    I am unable to reproduce this bug on 4.2 or 4.3 series

  • Madhura Jayaratne

    A notable difference in the new versions is
    $target_blacklist = array ( 'import.php', 'export.php' );
    which probably prevents login loop.

  • Madhura Jayaratne

    • status: open --> duplicate
    • Priority: 5 --> 1

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