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Can no longer sign in with Chrome RRS feed

  • Question

  • Once again the forums show their poor maintenance.  Cannot login using chrome.  Get a sign in loop.

    Something went wrong and we can't sign you in right now. Please try again later.
    The Microsoft account login server has detected too many repeated authentication attempts. Please wait a moment and try again.


    Lloyd Sheen

    • Moved by Reed KimbleMVP Monday, April 30, 2018 7:43 PM problem with forum platform
    Monday, April 30, 2018 2:02 PM

Answers

  • The cause is still unknown but the result is the microsoft account credentials on your pc are corrupt. This appears to cause ~eight 302 redirects and logon attempts that ends in the "too many repeated" message. The fix is to use one of a few methods to remove all traces of the cached credentials in order to recover.

     

     



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    Tuesday, May 1, 2018 1:21 AM
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  • Hi

    Exactly same effect I am having, although it is Firefox that I use. There is already a thread regarding this issue HERE, maybe you should add to it too.


    Regards Les, Livingston, Scotland

    Monday, April 30, 2018 2:17 PM
  • Hi,

    had the same problem three days ago. Clearing the Firefox Internet-Cache did help. So maybe there's a problem with those browsers...

    Regards,

      Thorsten

    Monday, April 30, 2018 3:27 PM
  • Hi,

    had the same problem three days ago. Clearing the Firefox Internet-Cache did help. So maybe there's a problem with those browsers...

    Regards,

      Thorsten

    That's the first thing I did, seems that the team responsible for this site has made changes which in turn affected login's.

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    Monday, April 30, 2018 3:57 PM
  • Once again the forums show their poor maintenance. 


    Lloyd Sheen

    That's a never ending story pretty much.

    La vida loca

    Monday, April 30, 2018 4:02 PM
  • Its not just chrome Issue. Its more like cookie issue, i tried in two of my machines

    After My chrome browser started throwing this error and didn't want to clear cache and cookies , so I tried using Internet explorer and it worked for some time and then I started getting the same error there.

    Once I cleared cookies and cache , able to login to forums without any trouble ( for now :)  ).


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    Monday, April 30, 2018 4:25 PM
  • Hi

    Firefox on Win 10 64bit.

    OK, have had some success (for now at least).

    Having tried all sorts of things, cookies, cache, firewall and everything I could think of short of uninstall/reinstall Firefox - with no difference to the looping login I was getting.

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    What seems to have worked (tentative) was to use CCleaner - a free utility - and set it to clear everything (except saved passwords) resulted in the Forum login working fine.

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    I hope it continues to work OK.


    Regards Les, Livingston, Scotland

    Monday, April 30, 2018 4:42 PM
  • I cleared my cookies and cache on Chrome and still no go.  It will now ask for login creds and then go into the loop.  Thanks MS.  

    Lloyd Sheen

    Monday, April 30, 2018 4:42 PM
  • Doesn't fix the problem.  MS is the problem.  QA is the answer.   Please pass that on to the people who do not think that QA is useful.

    Lloyd Sheen

    Monday, April 30, 2018 4:43 PM
  • The cause is still unknown but the result is the microsoft account credentials on your pc are corrupt. This appears to cause ~eight 302 redirects and logon attempts that ends in the "too many repeated" message. The fix is to use one of a few methods to remove all traces of the cached credentials in order to recover.

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.

    Tuesday, May 1, 2018 1:21 AM
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  • Hi,

    I have the same issue for a few days and it still persist.
    Please use Edge or IE.

    Regards,

    Ashidacchi -- http://hokusosha.com/

    Tuesday, May 1, 2018 3:15 AM
  • I guess it is time to stop helping on the forums.  MS obviously does not want anyone who does not use Edge to sign in.  I have exhausted my attempts to get in.  I use Chrome (Not firefly) and my entire online presence is mostly Google (Android phone) and has worked great.  

    Thanks again MS.   Its a simple sign in.  I guess you don't want me.

    I guess I should go back to the stone ages MS.  Stop all that I have working and bow done to the gods of IE.

    Not going to happen.


    Lloyd Sheen

    Tuesday, May 1, 2018 1:11 PM
  • I had the same problem since last week. In Chrome settings I cleared the 'Cookies and other site data' and 'Cached images and files'. Reopened the browser and its working fine now.Clear Chrome cache and cookies

    Thursday, May 3, 2018 3:04 PM
  • I see no reason that I should have to do the above.  I use Chrome for lots of things so getting rid of cookies (that I use extensively) would be a disaster.


    Lloyd Sheen

    Thursday, May 3, 2018 3:20 PM
  • Microsoft is working on the problem. Does one of the mitigations suggested in this announcement help (open browser InPrivate/incognito mode)?

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/206824a4-2faa-490d-9283-778d49a3b411/sign-on-issues-with-forums-sites?forum=reportabug


    Richard Mueller - MVP Enterprise Mobility (Identity and Access)

    Thursday, May 3, 2018 4:25 PM
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  • I have tried all the posts.  Now a week with no resolution.  No a good sign.

    This has happened before and whatever changes were reversed so that login work again.  I guess that is not an option any more.

    Why we as the people who you are supposed to serve have to try all sorts of  things because MS screwed up shows a lot about the company.


    Lloyd Sheen

    Friday, May 4, 2018 5:01 PM
  • Are you still having problem? I got email reply from fissues:

    This issue is fixed now, could you please confirm it from your end.

     -------------------------

    Since I fixed the problem myself I could not verify if it is fixed for other people or not.


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    Sunday, May 6, 2018 10:02 PM
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  • Still fails for me on Chrome.

    Lloyd Sheen

    Sunday, May 6, 2018 10:06 PM
  • I got rid of my email in Credentials manager and deleted cookies.  So I am asked for userid/password but when I put them in same problem.

    Lloyd Sheen

    Sunday, May 6, 2018 10:14 PM
  • Ok, notified fissues that you still have problems.

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    Sunday, May 6, 2018 10:37 PM
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  • I got rid of my email in Credentials manager and deleted cookies.  So I am asked for userid/password but when I put them in same problem.

    Lloyd Sheen

    I just find it strange that the credentials, cookies, whatever has to get deleted to resolve the problem can have this issue caused by a website. It seems viral in nature somehow.

    I haven't had any real issues in the last two weeks other than sometimes the MSDN sites seem to be down as immediately my browser will display an error saying site doesn't exist or something to that effect.

    Below is what my browser is set up to delete on exit. Maybe the issue is WebSite Data stored on the PC by the WebSite in question.

    Update: I just signed in with an old version of Chrome, it said update to stay secure, but I didn't allow it to save my password. So now I'm going to logoff with it then try to log back on after closing and restarting Chrome. I logged off and back on with chrome, exiting to logoff and restarting to log back on, and it worked.


    La vida loca


    Sunday, May 6, 2018 10:47 PM
  • What really gets me is MS telling people they have bad credentials.  So I guess the people affected had the credential monster come to their PC and corrupt the creds.

    I think it says a lot about MS and the complete lack of QA and respect for those trying to help in the forums.

    I have an Android phone and my online life is tied to Google.  The fact that I can access my bookmarks on all devices (with the now exception of MS sites) is exactly what I want.  Not what MS seems to want.


    Lloyd Sheen

    Sunday, May 6, 2018 10:53 PM
  • Are you saying you are using Chrome from an Android phone and not a PC? Or does this happen on both PC and Android phone?

    La vida loca

    Sunday, May 6, 2018 10:55 PM
  • Yes and no.  For the forums I only (up till now) use Chrome on the PC.  When I go to a site on the phone I use Chrome and all bookmarks are shared between devices.

    Lloyd Sheen

    Sunday, May 6, 2018 10:57 PM
  • Yes and no.  For the forums I only (up till now) use Chrome on the PC.  When I go to a site on the phone I use Chrome and all bookmarks are shared between devices.

    Lloyd Sheen


    So Chrome works from the Phone but not from the PC for signing on?

    La vida loca

    Sunday, May 6, 2018 10:59 PM
  • Never tried to get into the forums from the phone.  Just tried and got in on the phone.  PC is still a no go.  BTW had to install Edge to get to respond to these questions.  I guess that is what MS wanted.

    Lloyd Sheen

    Sunday, May 6, 2018 11:04 PM
  • Never tried to get into the forums from the phone.  Just tried and got in on the phone.  PC is still a no go.  BTW had to install Edge to get to respond to these questions.  I guess that is what MS wanted.

    Lloyd Sheen


    Ohhhhh. I thought perhaps you were somehow using Chrome from one device and the other wouldn't work. It is strange the phones Chrome works fine but not the PC's. No way I could test against how yours is setup though. Have no idea how sharing bookmarks between two devices works. Bookmarks meaning favorites I suppose.

    La vida loca

    Sunday, May 6, 2018 11:09 PM
  • Ohhhhh. I thought perhaps you were somehow using Chrome from one device and the other wouldn't work. It is strange the phones Chrome works fine but not the PC's. No way I could test against how yours is setup though. Have no idea how sharing bookmarks between two devices works. Bookmarks meaning favorites I suppose.

    Issue affect both my win7x64 pc IE and chrome. Also my android phone. The pc I fixed rather easily but the phone was not so easy. Tried deleting the microsoft account from phone, cleared out chrome data and cache but did not work. Wiped the phone and back in business.

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.

    Sunday, May 6, 2018 11:14 PM
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  • Ohhhhh. I thought perhaps you were somehow using Chrome from one device and the other wouldn't work. It is strange the phones Chrome works fine but not the PC's. No way I could test against how yours is setup though. Have no idea how sharing bookmarks between two devices works. Bookmarks meaning favorites I suppose.

    Issue affect both my win7x64 pc IE and chrome. Also my android phone. The pc I fixed rather easily but the phone was not so easy. Tried deleting the microsoft account from phone, cleared out chrome data and cache but did not work. Wiped the phone and back in business.

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.

    What does "wiped the phone" mean?

    La vida loca

    Sunday, May 6, 2018 11:18 PM
  • Sharing bookmarks (favs) is a simple thing.  Create the bookmark in chrome (any device that you are signed in to) and it is automatically available in any device you are logged in to.  Seems to me to be the way things should work.  Also just tried on a tablet and can sign in to the forums.  So only my PC is not working.

    Lloyd Sheen

    Sunday, May 6, 2018 11:25 PM

  • What does "wiped the phone" mean?

    La vida loca

    Remove / replace OS

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.

    Sunday, May 6, 2018 11:27 PM
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  • I have now cleared cookies, deleted credentials, rebooted, restart and I guess MS is just not up to the task of allowing a simple sign in.  

    I have had this user id for about 20 years and no problems until now.  When I clear the cookies it asks for the password and if I put an invalid password it tells me.  That works but the correct sign in still does not work.

      I really have nothing else to give.


    Lloyd Sheen


    • Edited by sqlguy Sunday, May 6, 2018 11:35 PM
    Sunday, May 6, 2018 11:33 PM
  • Have you deleted browsing history? If not, please delete both history and cookies.

    Ashidacchi -- http://hokusosha.com/

    Sunday, May 6, 2018 11:35 PM
  • Now I can sign in with Chrome but no longer with I.E. 11. What the heck is MS doing here?

    If I try to sign in with I.E. no sign in window ever appears. With Chrome it is instantaneous.


    La vida loca


    Monday, May 7, 2018 8:29 PM
  • My I.E. started working again but it takes along time to get the sign on Form compared to Chrome which is instantaneous.

    La vida loca

    Tuesday, May 8, 2018 12:10 AM