In its default configuration your auth project logs INFO and above messages to myauth/log/allianceauth.log. If you’re encountering issues it’s a good idea to view DEBUG messages as these greatly assist the troubleshooting process. These are printed to the console with manually starting the webserver via
python manage.py runserver.
To record DEBUG messages in the log file, alter a setting in your auth project’s settings file:
LOGGING['handlers']['log_file']['level'] = 'DEBUG'. After restarting gunicorn and celery your log file will record all logging messages.
I’m getting an error 500 trying to connect to the website on a new install¶
Great. Error 500 is the generic message given by your web server when anything breaks. The actual error message is hidden in one of your auth project’s log files. Read them to identify it.
Failed to configure log handler¶
Make sure the log directory is writeable by the allianceserver user:
chmown -R allianceserver:allianceserver /path/to/myauth/log/, then restart the auth supervisor processes.
Groups aren’t syncing to services¶
Make sure the background processes are running:
supervisorctl status myauth:. If
myauth:beat do not show
RUNNING read their log files to identify why.
Task queue is way too large¶
Stop celery workers with
supervisorctl stop myauth:worker then clear the queue:
redis-cli FLUSHALL celery -A myauth worker --purge
Press Control+C once.
Now start the worker again with
supervisorctl start myauth:worker
Proxy timeout when entering email address¶
This usually indicates an issue with your email settings. Ensure these are correct and your email server/service is properly configured.
No images are available to users accessing the website¶
This is likely due to a permissions mismatch. Check the setup guide for your web server. Additionally ensure the user who owns
/var/www/myauth/static is the same user as running your webserver, as this can be non-standard.
Unable to execute ‘gunicorn myauth.wsgi’ or ImportError: No module named ‘myauth.wsgi’¶
Gunicorn needs to have context for its running location,
/home/alllianceserver/myauth/gunicorn myauth.wsgi will not work, instead
cd /home/alllianceserver/myauth then
gunicorn myauth.wsgi is needed to boot Gunicorn. This is handled in the Supervisor config, but this may be encountered running Gunicorn manually for testing.
Specified key was too long error¶
Migrations may about with the following error message:
Specified key was too long; max key length is 767 bytes
This error will occur if one is trying to use Maria DB prior to 10.2.x, which is not compatible with Alliance Auth.
Install a never Maria DB version to fix this issue another DBMS supported by Django 2.2.