"Unknown error" when trying to log in with incorrect credentials with cookies disabled

(Tisza Gergő) #1

When trying to log in with cookies disabled, and entering the wrong username or password, the login prompt will say “Unknown error”.

Yes, it makes no sense, to try to log in with cookies disabled, but it can happen by mistake; the error message is remarkably unhelpful. (It looks like some kind of CSRF failure, so probably it should just say that.

(Jeff Atwood) #2

This is such a rare and self inflicted problem that I am not sure any engineering time is warranted.

(Régis Hanol) #3

A pull request to improve the error message is welcome :wink:

(Thomas Galvin) #4

I’m getting this too. Extremely annoying. I’m on a pixelbook.

(Dan Ungureanu) #5


I too believe that error messages should be more clear and point towards a solution. Moreover, the fix is pretty easy and I believe some users will love it!

Here is the pull request I made. This is what it looks after:

I am not too sure about the wording and if you have any suggestions, I greatly appreciate them.

(Sam Saffron) #6

Merged this in, thanks for the fix! :blush:

(Sam Saffron) #7