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10/23/2014 5:02 AM


We have an issue with our DNN installation (version 07.02.02 (303)).  Links in emails are taking users to a 404 Not Found page.  For example, the link in the password reset email and the link in the account verification email.

I changed the link in the account verification email from:




Notice that I've replaced 'default.aspx?ctl=Login' with 'Login.aspx' and this fixed the issue with the account verification email.  However, we still have a problem with the password rest email.

It looks like any url with 'ctl=????' isn't finding the module for some reason.

Has anybody else experience this?

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10/23/2014 11:56 AM

Got it sorted.  Here's what the problem was in case it helps anyone else:

In the web.config there waqs a section like so:

              <add sequence="ctl" />

Which was denying access to any url with ctl in it.  Remove this and now it works fine.

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11/23/2014 12:10 PM

Great Job on this.

I was having the same problem since following modifications recommended in Re-captcha suggestions.


Removing this section from web.config has also allowed '?ctl=' to function again.

'?ctl=register' is now removed through filtering.


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