Possible solution for OAuth redirect getting stuck...

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Dave

27 Jul, 2011 09:14 PM

Just an FYI...

In Step 4 of the the Chrome extension setup, if the OAuth redirect seems to not do anything and just displays "Redirecting...", check the time and time zone on the computer.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Paddy Foran on 27 Jul, 2011 09:23 PM

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    Hi Dave,

    Are you suggesting that if the user is in a different timezone, their request may be invalid? The time thing makes sense, but the timezone issue... that doesn't make much sense to me. Could you give me more information?

    Thanks for looking into this!

    Thanks,
    Paddy

  2. 2 Posted by Dave on 28 Jul, 2011 12:52 AM

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    More info:

    I'm on Windows. When I looked at the Windows system time in my task bar, it looked correct. But when I right-clicked on the time and hit "Adjust date/time", it popped open a window that showed the "right" time, but the wrong time zone.

    So I corrected the time zone, which then made my time wrong. Then I corrected the time. And wala (sp?), Step 4 in the extension setup works!

    -Dave

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Paddy Foran on 29 Jul, 2011 09:47 AM

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    Hi Dave,

    Thanks so much for sharing these findings with me. I'm so used to having my computers/devices update their date/time automatically, I didn't even think that some people's may be out of date.

    This is a security mechanism built into the OAuth flow. You can read more about it here: http://hueniverse.com/oauth/guide/security/

    The gist is that to prevent people from just resubmitting valid requests, OAuth has an time limit for its requests. If you submit a request that's too old or from the future, the server rejects it.

    I'm going to try to sneak in a check with the server to see if the local time is comparable to the server time in the next version. Thanks for the help!

    Thanks,
    Paddy Foran

  4. Paddy Foran closed this discussion on 19 Aug, 2011 07:34 AM.

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