Login redirects to homepage, shows no error

I have a Discourse instance running which had SSO turned on. I got locked out due to misconfiguration.

Proceeded with changing a couple of settings:

./launcher enter app
rails c
SiteSetting.enable_sso = false
SiteSetting.enable_local_logins = true

Trying to login directly shows no error and redirects to the home page. No errors are shown.
Also tried using the /users/admin-login.

Log output:

Started GET "/u/admin-login/490c222f04e33b2c59cc6fbdab2e7373" for <IP> at 2018-07-19 16:27:18 +0000
Processing by UsersController#admin_login as HTML
  Parameters: {"token"=>"490c222f04e33b2c59cc6fbdab2e7373"}
Redirected to http://<discourse address>
Completed 302 Found in 28ms (ActiveRecord: 7.0ms)
Started GET "/" for <IP> at 2018-07-19 16:27:18 +0000
Started GET "/" for <IP> at 2018-07-19 16:32:52 +0000
Processing by CategoriesController#index as HTML
Rendering categories/index.html.erb within layouts/application
Rendered categories/index.html.erb within layouts/application (1.3ms)
Rendered layouts/_head.html.erb (0.2ms)
Rendered common/_discourse_stylesheet.html.erb (0.1ms)
Rendered common/_special_font_face.html.erb (0.1ms)
Rendered application/_header.html.erb (0.1ms)
Rendered common/_discourse_javascript.html.erb (0.2ms)
Completed 200 OK in 93ms (Views: 6.4ms | ActiveRecord: 22.4ms)
Started GET "/" for <IP> at 2018-07-19 16:32:52 +0000

Anything I’m missing?

When signing up for an account I get this error:
We cannot detect if your account was created, please ensure you have cookies enabled.

Is this on a local instance? Are you on our hosting? I’m confused.

This implies there is something going very awry with your browser or network. I suggest using a different web browser, one you don’t normally use?

This is a instance running in a EC2. Using this for staging purposes, which makes developing new integrations and updating the theme easier. Its mirroring our hosted instance we have with you.

Pretty sure I found out the reason, I’m accessing it directly by the IP Address, didn’t add a DNS record that points to it and didn’t configure Let’s Encrypt too.

Whats your thoughts?


All good now. Added a DNS record and enabled Let’s Encrypt.

SSO working properly!


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