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  1. Moodle
  2. MDL-10375

Wrong (undefined) mnethostid prevents guest access sometimes...

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    Details

    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 1.8.1, 1.9
    • Fix Version/s: 1.8.2, 1.9
    • Component/s: Authentication
    • Labels:
      None
    • Environment:
      Any
    • Database:
      Any
    • Affected Branches:
      MOODLE_18_STABLE, MOODLE_19_STABLE
    • Fixed Branches:
      MOODLE_18_STABLE, MOODLE_19_STABLE

      Description

      There are two places where the "guest" user is created. Both admin/index.php and login/index.php are able to create such record in the user tables.

      But when the user is created from login/index.php, the mnethostid isn't set, so defaults to 0, and with that value, it doesn't work anymore.

      So plan is:

      1) Create one new create_guest_user() function under moodlelib.php with correct settings.
      2) Use it from admin/index.php and login/index.php
      3) Provide a small upgrade to fix broken sites (I've seen some of them).

      Ciao

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                Fix Release Date:
                8/Jul/07