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PHP Login User Redirect

Posted on 2010-09-07
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Hi Experts. I’m sure this is a pretty simple fix but I can’t seem to figure it out. I currently have a login form working so that if you login it will echo ‘success’ (this was mainly for testing) and if you login with the username ‘admin’ it will redirect you to the ‘admin’ specific page… This is all working. The only issue is with my error checking and validation. If I login with a test username and password it will check to make sure they match and are correct than echo success. If I login with ‘admin’ as the username it will redirect the user to the admin page… regardless of what password they enter. Is there a way to make it so that it checks ‘admin’ for the correct password before redirecting? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
<?php
ob_start();
session_start();

$username = $_POST['username'];
$password = md5($_POST['password']);

if ($username&&$password)
{
	
	$connect = mysql_connect("xxx", "xxx", "xxx") or die("Connection Error!");
	mysql_select_db("xxx") or die("Couldn't find db");
	
	$query = mysql_query("SELECT * FROM users WHERE username='$username'");
	
	$numrows = mysql_num_rows($query);
	
	if ($numrows!=0)
	{
		while ($row = mysql_fetch_assoc($query))
{
	$dbusername = $row['username'];
	$dbpassword = $row['password'];
}

//check to see if they match
if($username==$dbusername&&$password==md5($dbpassword))
{
	echo "Success!";
	$_SESSION['username']=$username;
}
else
echo "<br>Password is incorrect.<br><a href='#'>Back</a><br>";

	}
	
	else
	die ("<br>That user doesn't exist.<br><a href='#'>Back</a><br>");
	
}
else
die("<br>Please enter username and password.<br><a href='#'>Back</a><br>");


//ADD USER REDIRECTS HERE

if ($username=="xxx")
{
header("Location: xxx/index.php");
}


?>

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I would put the redirect just after the 'Success' and session variable so it was inside the condition checks instead of outside where it just takes a username if it gets that far which it is.
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by:brettsky07
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wow. cant beleive I didnt try that. haha that worked just fine thanks!
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by:Dave Baldwin
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thank you.
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