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Sony decided to edit the external PSN sign in that sites like this and ps3trophies.com used so that it will only work for 1st party Sony sites now.

https://store.playstation.com/external/index.vm?returnURL=https://psnprofiles.com

If you log in you'll get an access denied page.

The only way I can get around this (atm) is by taking a PSN email + password and then perform the log server side to validate the PSNID.

You'd only need to do it when logging in. Although the PSN credentials wouldn't be stored in anyway, would users be willing to enter their PSN email + pass?

There is one other way but it would require a copy/paste of part of a URL. I'm thinking of offering both methods so people who do trust the site can enter their info and the people who don't trust it can do the manual copy/paste method.

I'll try contacting some Sony people I know, I might be able to maybe get access to the external log in again but that's doubtfll as Sony don't listen.

Thoughts on this?

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Ugh, of course they had to change that of all things. They probably think it's a security risk somewhere down the line. So, everyone using this system just got a punch to the face, awesome.

At least there are a couple options to go on so far but I guess we have to see what happens. I get the feeling that getting the option back is going to be a real pain.

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Personally, I know this is a trustworthy site so I'd be willing to give my details to the site, but I can see other people aren't going to want to (There's people who are even reluctant to use the current PSN external log-in as they're worried the site is phishing for passwords).

That really sucks that they've done this though, wow.

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Sony decided to edit the external PSN sign in that sites like this and ps3trophies.com used so that it will only work for 1st party Sony sites now.

Sony's dipshittery astounds me sometimes.

I'd be fine with that, I don't honestly think that you'd scam anyone, you seem to be a pretty trustworthy person. You might want to get one of those fancy SSL certificate thingies and do it all through HTTPS and have a clear, visible notice saying "Your PSN details will never be stored. See our privacy policy for more details" etc. That should instil trust.

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Sly, thanks for getting that sorted, t'was a mare as I log in from a couple of different locations so it meant no access for me.

To be honest, I trust your integrity, so I'm happy with either solution you choose, I would say that with everything else you need to do, to just give one solution during the beta phase of the site.

Thanks again.

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Sly, thanks for getting that sorted, t'was a mare as I log in from a couple of different locations so it meant no access for me.

To be honest, I trust your integrity, so I'm happy with either solution you choose, I would say that with everything else you need to do, to just give one solution during the beta phase of the site.

Thanks again.

I did actually set it up to offer both methods but I can't find any official login that takes you to a URL with the sessionId so you can copy/paste.

For now we just have the automatic way of providing the psn email/pass. I set up SSL on the server so you can see the data is transferred over a secure connection.

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I did actually set it up to offer both methods but I can't find any official login that takes you to a URL with the sessionId so you can copy/paste.

For now we just have the automatic way of providing the psn email/pass. I set up SSL on the server so you can see the data is transferred over a secure connection.

Sly, http://uk.playstation.com works for me, can nab the sessionID off that.

Or http://us.playstation.com :-)

Pity that can't be automated and the sessionid nabbed off the return url... can it? *scratches head and goes back to reading up*

(I'm starting to learn this stuff... I've got a LONG way to go though I think...)

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Sly, http://uk.playstation.com works for me, can nab the sessionID off that.

Or http://us.playstation.com :-)

Pity that can't be automated and the sessionid nabbed off the return url... can it? *scratches head and goes back to reading up*

(I'm starting to learn this stuff... I've got a LONG way to go though I think...)

They don't work though, after you log in there is no sessionId in the URL that you can copy.

The UK ps.com takes you to https://secure.eu.playstation.com/psn/mypsn/

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They don't work though, after you log in there is no sessionId in the URL that you can copy.

The UK ps.com takes you to https://secure.eu.pl....com/psn/mypsn/

I'll PM you the link I've been using, it's worked for me to get into other PSN ID sites.

Well, gets me the ID anyway, I just have to work out how to supply it to the individual website, some are easy, others aren't.

It's amazing how many sites are out there that use it, I thought ps3trophies.com was the only one (well, and now psnprofiles.com of course).

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Not odd, Sony took it down, fiddled with it, put it back up and now no other site can use their login.

Sly had to put up a workaround, but you have to trust the website as you have to give it your login details now :-/

There is a manual, un-user friendly way, we're trying to make more user friendly, but it's a struggle.

I've also noticed another problem with sessionids, will need to mention it to Sly, he might have already corrected for it on this site, but it's a problem on others.

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Not odd, Sony took it down, fiddled with it, put it back up and now no other site can use their login.

Sly had to put up a workaround, but you have to trust the website as you have to give it your login details now :-/

There is a manual, un-user friendly way, we're trying to make more user friendly, but it's a struggle.

I've also noticed another problem with sessionids, will need to mention it to Sly, he might have already corrected for it on this site, but it's a problem on others.

That hasn't affected me, what did they change?

Edit: You can now pick between the automatic and manual method when logging in now.

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That hasn't affected me, what did they change?

Edit: You can now pick between the automatic and manual method when logging in now.

I just tried the manual method and it looks like you've already corrected for it (I think, couldn't login as it was actually another account not yet in the site beta).

It's an issue raised last year, regarding what Sony chooses to use in the session id.

It seems the sessionid is definately based off of either PSNID, email or password, since there's usually a pattern to them. Some people's sessionids are problematic due to the characters they contain.

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