ver 1.4 Can't Add Users

Topics: ASP.NET 2.0, Business Logic Layer, Controls
Jul 8, 2008 at 5:20 PM
Hello. I just installed 1.4 and it seems to work fine except I can't add users. When I add a new user and then try to login with that new user/pw is says  "Your login attempt was not successful. Please try again." I can login fine with the default admin/admin.

Any ideas what I might be doing wrong?
Jul 9, 2008 at 11:01 AM
I had the same issue with 1.4 -- I'm running multiple instances of BlogEngine.NET on XP SP3 (1.3 upgraded to 1.4 + one new install) and had this issue trying to add my first local user.

The default web.config contain the same machineKey= value for both my BlogEngine.NET instances.

In your web.config look for this:
<machineKey validationKey="D9F7287 ...

Replace the default machineKey with one from this site: http://aspnetresources.com/tools/keycreator.aspx
I can now add new users to both site instances.

Nick
Jul 9, 2008 at 5:44 PM
Hello Nick,

Thanks a ton. This answer is especially helpful because my next step is going to be to add additional instances. So you gave me a two-for-one answer. Thanks.