New issue

Have a question about this project? Sign up for a free GitHub account to open an issue and contact its maintainers and the community.

By clicking “Sign up for GitHub”, you agree to our terms of service and privacy statement. We’ll occasionally send you account related emails.

Already on GitHub? Sign in to your account

Unable to github login from a specific computer #7560

samk64 opened this Issue Mar 15, 2016 · 8 comments


None yet
5 participants

samk64 commented Mar 15, 2016

Hi guys,

I've been looking for a way to learn web development and have really been enjoying the material you guys have put together, so thank you.

I have a login issue I can't figure out and didn't see a duplicate looking through the issues.

Issue Description

  • When I login with github from my mac mini on any browser, it does not work. I get a red error saying Oops! Something went wrong. Please try again later. I get redirected back to, and I'm not logged in.

Things I have tried on the mac mini:

  • Github login after hard refresh / clearing all of the browser cache
  • Github login on Firefox, Safari, Chrome
  • Github login in private browsing mode (all browsers)

But the weird thing is, I can successfully use github to login with 3 other computers:

  • Acer Chromebook (ChromeOS 48.0.2564.116 (64-bit))
  • Macbook Pro (OSX El Capitan)
  • Thinkpad (Ubuntu 14.04)

Browser Information (mac mini)

  • Firefox 43.0.4
  • Chrome 49.0.2623.87 (64-bit)
  • Safari 9.0.3 (11601.4.4)
  • OS: OSX El Capitan 10.11.3 (15D21)


  • Login Error (mac mini)
  • Login Success (thinkpad ubuntu)

Other Information

I have HAR files of logging in using the mac mini (error) and chromebook (success) for the GET requests of:

  • GET github
  • GET authorize?response_type=code&redirect_uri...
  • GET callback?code=...
  • (mac mini, error) GET map
  • (others, success) GET trigger-click-events-with-jquery

I can share a link to these files to you privately, but I would rather not post them here in case the files have my cookie information, and they're a bit big (12 MB total).


This comment has been minimized.


raisedadead commented Mar 15, 2016

Hi @samk64 Apologies for the inconvenience you have been facing. We have lately had some reports to similar login issues, but yours seems a bit different with a specific device as you mention.

We will keep you posted on this via this thread, however please note that it might be a while, before we can find someone with the same specific device to reproduce and analyse the error.

Thanking you for your patience in the meantime.


This comment has been minimized.


BerkeleyTrue commented Mar 17, 2016

Has anyone else replicated?


This comment has been minimized.


sludge256 commented Mar 20, 2016

@3316 Please visit this link and change your settings accordingly


This comment has been minimized.

sic-f commented Apr 7, 2016

same problem i'm experiencing posted above by sludge256


This comment has been minimized.


sludge256 commented Apr 7, 2016

@samk64 is this still occurring?


This comment has been minimized.

samk64 commented Apr 9, 2016

Hi @sludge256, yes I just tried and still have the same issue.


This comment has been minimized.


raisedadead commented Nov 17, 2016

Closing as decayed, let us know if this persists.


This comment has been minimized.

samk64 commented Mar 30, 2017

Just for the record, I tried logging in today and the issue is gone. Thanks for all of your help.

Sign up for free to join this conversation on GitHub. Already have an account? Sign in to comment