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#1 2013-06-26 23:29:48

mrdale
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More granularity on user last login Date...

Month and year just don’t cut it. ;)

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#2 2013-06-27 07:02:35

springworks
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Re: More granularity on user last login Date...

Agreed, including the date at the very least would be much more useful.

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#3 2013-06-27 07:27:12

Pat64
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Re: More granularity on user last login Date...

+1


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#4 2013-06-27 08:51:45

philwareham
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Re: More granularity on user last login Date...

Agreed. Hope one of the programmy core devs can do this. Maybe open an issue in SVN?

Last edited by philwareham (2013-06-27 09:07:46)

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#5 2013-06-27 11:48:13

Gocom
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Re: More granularity on user last login Date...

The last login date only tells you when the user logged in. Not when the user accessed the site. As the session lasts for a month, the last login date isn’t very accurate presentation of when the site was accessed by the user. You can’t tell from when your account was accessed by someone else, or how actively users use the site.

Now, if the date contained the day, what valuable information would that provide to you?

Last edited by Gocom (2013-06-27 11:57:10)

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#6 2013-06-27 13:08:33

maniqui
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Re: More granularity on user last login Date...

Nitpick: then, the column may be better renamed to something else than last_access, as it’s currently named. last_login perhaps?


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#7 2013-06-27 15:28:45

mrdale
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Re: More granularity on user last login Date...

OK, so I suppose I should be more specific.

Often I would like to have an easy way to tell when the last time a user was accessing the back end. That field is virtually pointless as is.

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#8 2014-04-03 20:22:30

fiddle
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Re: More granularity on user last login Date...

I noticed that the last login column really isnt accurate.. Anyone else.?
I know for certain that a specific account was used, but no date shows up..

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#9 2014-04-04 00:51:26

uli
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Registered: 2006-08-15
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Re: More granularity on user last login Date...

fiddle wrote #280049:

I know for certain that a specific account was used, but no date shows up..

That person didn’t log out then. As a result, there’s no login necessary and no new timestamp created.

Maybe hide the checkbox “Remain logged in” from the login screen? Can’t tell, though, what happens if users don’t log out and quit their browser immediately.


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#10 2014-04-04 01:24:10

fiddle
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Re: More granularity on user last login Date...

I did log out..

I created an account for myself just to test, and I log in, do whatever, log out.. Never gets marked with a date, although, this is using smd_user_manager, cbe_members, cbe_frontauth..
Not sure If this might make a difference, but some accounts are logged, others are not..

Last edited by fiddle (2014-04-04 01:26:21)

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#11 2014-04-04 10:16:19

uli
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Re: More granularity on user last login Date...

fiddle wrote #280055:

Never gets marked with a date

I.e. you have March in your admin right now, log out, log back in, visit the Users panel and there’s still March? That’d be weird.

You can install one of these dashboard plugins (e.g. smd_tabber) and put a query tag with a nicely formatted date there.
You might also hack the core. I did that once for these dates, it’s not too tough cause I could do it. But it didn’t survive the update and was never re-ordered.

Edit: Umm, wait, you’re not calling for more granularity like the others, you complained about TXP not working as it should, right? Did you try to deactivate the above plugins and test then? Do any of these have their own DB tables and override the system one’s? Then lay a cable from there into your dashboard.

Last edited by uli (2014-04-04 10:21:29)


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#12 2014-04-04 10:41:09

Bloke
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Re: More granularity on user last login Date...

fiddle wrote #280055:

some accounts are logged, others are not..

smd_user_manager piggy backs on top of the core tables so shouldn’t affect the outcome here. Are you logging in from the admin side or from the fronrt-end via cbe_*? I presume that the cbe plugins use core functions to log you in and out, which should take care of the last access time. Maybe they don’t…?

Can you check if the last_access column is being updated at all in the txp_users table in the database? If not, any error messages in server logs?


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