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Oct. 27th, 2011 | 02:43 pm
posted by: branchandroot in ljsec

Since LJ's last update, I get an error when I try to use lj-sec. It opens fine, and tells me it's obtaining a synch list, and then I get an error that says "invalid password". The password is correct, I checked it twice, but I know this last update changed some of the remote log-in paths. I thought that was probably the issue. Will there be an lj-sec update coming to fix this? *hopeful*

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Chad Gould

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from: soundwave106
date: Oct. 28th, 2011 03:19 pm (UTC)
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Argh... it looks like update 86 broke some elements of the flat API as well as some cookie methods. (http://lj-dev.livejournal.com/844401.html#comments). I am doing fine right until the getevents call. I made a post to LJ-Dev to see what can be done (whether its my end, or whether they fix their API). Seems like a lot of other applications (eg Semagic) are failing in the exact same way.

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Chad Gould

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from: soundwave106
date: Oct. 28th, 2011 04:04 pm (UTC)
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OK. I have a fix... but it uses a less secure (deprecated) method for passing in passwords, on one of the API calls. It is not the very insecure plaintext method thankfully (it's an MD5 hashed passwords) but, still, using a method marked "deprecated" makes me nervous.

It "will work" but I think I'm going to hold off releasing this as an official release to see if Livejournal can fix their official API call.

In the mean time, I will put out a temporary patch. Please download the following file:

http://mp3vcr.com/ljsec/binary/LJ-Sec.exe

Replace the LJ-Sec.exe in your installation directory (eg C:\Program Files\LJ-SecInstall\LJ-Sec.exe) and you should be able to synchronize again.

I will decide whether or not to put out this as the official release based on LJ's response (or lack thereof) to this bug.

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Branch

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from: branchandroot
date: Oct. 28th, 2011 04:19 pm (UTC)
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Thank you so much!

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ripe and rosy

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from: colorwhirl
date: Oct. 29th, 2011 05:02 am (UTC)
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Worked like a treat. Thank you so much for the update.

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boundbooks

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from: boundbooks
date: Oct. 29th, 2011 06:01 pm (UTC)
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Thank you! I'm linking this post and this patch around, so that people know about it.

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S. A. Bonasi

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from: sabonasi
date: Oct. 30th, 2011 01:44 am (UTC)
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I'm still getting a synchronizing error. (500 Internal Server Error.) But thank you so much for working on a fix.

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ethically correct, morally corrupt

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from: saveyoursanity
date: Oct. 31st, 2011 03:38 pm (UTC)
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Yep, still getting a synchronization error when using patch.

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