ODK2 services -> custom endpoint authorization failed

can you please point me to what am I doing wrong?

What is the problem? Please be detailed.
I cannot sync ODK Survey with my custom ODK Endpoint - built as per docs using sync-endpoint-default-setup. Endpoint was little bit tricky to start up, not to mention to set up the LDAP. but in the end, I think everything on server is set up - custom user, added to EVERY predefined group there is. I can log-in into the end point (as the user is in site_admins). But I get failed authorization after I fill-in the server & user into the ODK Survey (/Services) app. The wierd thing is, that after I fill-in the username & password, on the page with button to authenticate, it says that I selected “anonymous” user (see attached picture)

What ODK tool and version are you using? And on what device and operating system version?
ODK 2, started custom endpoint in amazon ec2 ubuntu (sync-endpoint-default-setup, master branch), virtualized android with ODK Survey & Services installed (v2.0.5). If really needed, i can provide details of everything - but I hope I’m just missing some pieces of the puzzle…

What steps can we take to reproduce the problem?
I followed the guide https://docs.opendatakit.org/odk2/sync-endpoint/ - using very default setting, no custom LDAP, no https. after starting a ec2 instance with the platform running, I used the phpLdapAdmin to set custom user and added him to every predefined group (namely site_admins). I installed ODK Survey & Services into virtualized android in my laptop and got stuck on not being able to sync using ec2 instance (in browser accessible) hostname & created user.

What you have you tried to fix the problem?

  • the sample application for ODK Survey; the demo endpoint synced successfully
  • validated login & password - i can log into the endpoint web UI

Anything else we should know or have? If you have a test form or screenshots or logs, attach here.

Hi, I have the exact same issue and I was wondering if you got any support or if you found any solution yourself

OK, I think I figured it out:

First you need to “EnAble user restrictions” (see image)

Once you create an admin password a new option will be available in the settings menu: “Admin Access to Settings”. click on it and it will request the password you just created. then you will see more options in the settings menu. Look for “Manage ability to change Server Settings”. Click on it and you will see an option you need to check: “Allow unsafe/unsecure Authentication/Authenticate over http: (testing support)”. Once check you will be able to authenticate your user. Sorry I don’t have enough screenshots, I’ve been testing on my phone and I didn’t have time to figure out how to take screenshots from my phone lol.

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Oh my, thank you!
I see I just didn’t have the patience to try all the options.
And yeah, I should have go strait with https and save myself the time.