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RTH Login Issue

By Ryan McGreal
Published February 14, 2011

You may have experienced difficulty trying to log into RTH this morning. That's my fault: I somehow managed to delete everyone's login credentials from our database during some housekeeping.

Thanks to the intrepid folks at Webfaction, the company hosting the RTH website, I was able to restore the user credentials from yesterday's database backup, and no data was lost.

I noticed that a few people submitted password resets this morning. Please note that your password has been reset back to whatever it was before today.

Also, remember that we never store passwords as plain text. The reason for this morning's ill-fated housekeeping was to remove the old encrypted passwords from our users table after we recently added a new, stronger encryption layer.

I am sorry about the inconvenience! I shouldn't be allowed near a database before my second cup of coffee.

If you're still experiencing any trouble, please let me know.

Ryan McGreal, the editor of Raise the Hammer, lives in Hamilton with his family and works as a programmer, writer and consultant. Ryan volunteers with Hamilton Light Rail, a citizen group dedicated to bringing light rail transit to Hamilton. Ryan writes a city affairs column in Hamilton Magazine, and several of his articles have been published in the Hamilton Spectator. He also maintains a personal website and has been known to post passing thoughts on Twitter @RyanMcGreal. Recently, he took the plunge and finally joined Facebook.

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By MattM (registered) | Posted February 14, 2011 at 13:09:32

Thanks for the clarification. I was certainly a bit confused.

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By lawrence (registered) - website | Posted February 14, 2011 at 14:20:53

Me too. I was trying every password combo I could think of. Thought I was losing my mind ... even more than I already have.

Thanks for the update.

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By lawrence (registered) - website | Posted February 14, 2011 at 14:42:25

Hey, RTH thinks they have a trolling problem. This person has gone postal over at TheSpec.com. lol

In case it's already been deleted, this went on for about 9.5 pages (10 comments posted per page). Boy, someone missed their 2nd, 3rd, and 4th cup of coffee this morning.

Comment edited by lawrence on 2011-02-14 14:43:55

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By JoeyColeman (registered) - website | Posted February 14, 2011 at 16:41:56 in reply to Comment 59757

Clearly, they didn't get the memo that I don't work for TheSpec.

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By TnT (registered) | Posted February 15, 2011 at 00:39:33

I'm hoping Bob Bratina can call into the oldies station and dedicate a little Concrete Blonde to you, "Joooooey I'm not angry any more."

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By JasonAAllen (registered) - website | Posted February 15, 2011 at 09:29:49 in reply to Comment 59785

Thanks for the earworm, TnT.

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