The symptom is simple.
When I try to logon to a site, it appears to succeed, but has not.
Here is a brief resume:
I enter a User Name and Password, then 'submit'.The system informs me that I am 'logging on'.When the Home Page opens, it appears to be a successful logon, as restricted content is visible.When I try to access the restricted content, it returns to the Home Page as if no log on had taken place (restricted content has disappeared etc).
When I switch off Zone Alarm, the problem goes away.
It does not happen with all sites, just those which I have hosted on a single server.
The sites are all Postnuke CMS with controlled access through user accounts.
Let us call them "SiteA.com", "SiteB.com", and "SiteC.com"
I was not having much success in pinning down the cause until I added the passwords I use to the
control in Zone Alarm.
Let us say I have set up "Password1", "Password2", and "Password3" as protected entries in myVault.
After doing that, when I tried to log in to SiteA.com, an Alert popped up saying "Internet Explorer is trying to send Password1 to SiteB.com".
That made me sit up a bit!
Obviously something was not quite right here?
I then tried to Log in to SiteC.com, and again the Alert popped up saying "Internet Explorer is trying to send Password3 to SiteB.com".
This happened with every site log in (I have several).
IE seems to be trying to send the Password to the same domain, regardless of the one I was trying to log into.
If I shut down Zone Alarm, the log in goes smoothly without problem on all sites.
When I restart Zone Alarm, the log in goes smoothly only with the last site I tried to log into.
Any other site results in IE trying to send the Password to that same site.
Maybe I am jumping the gun a bit in pointing the finger a Zone Alarm, but it works when I switch it off; that's the logic...
I like to
have security ratcheted up quite high, and expect less convenience (and more configuration issues), but I have not had this before, and I have been using Zone Alarm for years.
piece of intel which may help is that all my sites/domains are hosted on the same server (therefore resolved IP# despite different domains).
Can anyone offer some clues as to how I can prevent this from happening.
Switching off Zone Alarm is not an option I have mucked about with the configuration without any success so far.
System Specs:- Windows XP Pro SP2- Zone Alarm Security Suite 7.0.470.000Networking:- DSL Router (LAN with NAT, DHCP) to Wireless Broadband
Happy to provide any other specs if needed.
Operating System:Windows XP Pro
Product Name:ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite