Posted on September 29, 2011 | Categories: Technology
Facebook’s new requirement to have all tabs and apps working over HTTPS got my dev team working frantically on fixing all active apps.
One of the apps I manage is particularly interesting, because assets for the app are hosted on an Akamai server. Here’s how it is set up:
And when I try point Facebook tab to the secure version of the file that lives on Akamai, the page throws the “Access denied” error:
What’s the reason? Well, apparently Facebook iFrame apps/tabs request content via POST (as opposed to GET). On most servers this works fine by default. In a case of Akamai, POST requests have to be enabled or configured manually. Once POST requests are allowed, the page content will load fine.
Posted on September 28, 2011 | Categories: Field Notes
Posted on September 26, 2011 | Categories: Technology
So, if you are like me and usually access your WordPress admin Dashboard by going to /wp-admin/, then you probably also have troubles with login not working. Mine stopped working with the latest version install (3.2.1).
What happens is /wp-admin/ redirects to wp-login.php with a bunch of parameters, the last one being “reauth=1″. If you look closely, you’ll notice that there’s also a redirect_to parameter, which should look like yoursite.com/wp-admin/. If you have your WordPress installed in a subdirectory, and not in the webroot, this redirect_to parameter might be set incorrectly. Thus – continuous loop from wp-login.php to /wp-admin/, and /wp-admin/ can not be found.
One way to get rid of this is to login from wp-login.php page directly. The other one is to tweak some WP settings. I’ll update the post once I know exactly what needs to be updated and where.
A helpful WP post on how to troubleshoot login issues: http://codex.wordpress.org/Login_Trouble
Posted on September 25, 2011 | Categories: Portfolio
I decided to revive my poor forgotten site and just use a pre-made WordPress theme, due to lack of time for an actual redesign.
Here’s the pretty archived version of my site, version 2.0.
My website, version 2