User is not able to log in to Process Manager Portal. In most cases, user is redirected back to the login page, sometimes a 'Verify Session ID' error message is shown in the browser after login attempt.
Usually this affects pass-through login and manual login using domain/username. Sometimes, login by email address can also be affected.
A set of errors are logged in ProcessManager logs and are visible in Workflow Log Viewer:
Affected users do not have a timezone set. Login page does not properly handle the missing timezone information in certain situations.
One of the reasons can also be disabled dynamic timezone detection.
I. Sometimes the issue can be resolved by logging user in manually using email address as the login name.
II. Make sure 'Select Time Zone Dynamically' is checked for the affected user in 'Process Manager Settings' tab.
III. Set the timezone manually for the affected user by editing the user settings. In 'Process Manager Settings' tab uncheck 'Select Time Zone Dynamically', set 'Select Time Zone' to any value and re-check 'Select Time Zone Dynamically'.
IV. The issue can be resolved by updating the timezone data for users in the database, making sure all affected users are accounted for.
1. To verify that this is the issue you as facing as well as to find all the affected users, please run this query against the ServiceDesk database (by default named ProcessManager):
2. The following query will set the dynamic timezone selection to be enabled as well as set the timezone to a valid value. Both values need to be set for this to work properly.
While dynamic timezone selection will enable the dynamic selection and users will get their timezone set to the correct value at next logon (based on time offset reported by browser) the value in database can be set to more appropriate value than the 'W. Europe Standard Time' currently in the query. Valid values for the database field can be retrived from the Microsoft Time Zone Index Values list - please use the appropriate value from Name of Time Zone column.
3. Do not log in with any users at this point. In some Workflow versions, user time zone information can be cached and will be reverted to problematic values when login is attempted.
To avoid this, please restart IIS as well as Symantec Workflow Server service. After this is done, users will be able to log in properly.