In 7.x-3.7 .Using POSTER add-on to post this data to service.

I try to use following command to create an user:

'Content-type: application/json'

'{"name":"u10", "pass": "123","mail": "[email protected]"}'

URL : ".../api/user/register"

return success:

{"uid":"11","uri":"../api/user/11"} But I try to login:

'Content-type: application/json'

'{"username":"u10", "password": "123","mail": "[email protected]"}'

URL : "../api/user/login" It alert me :

["Wrong username or password."]

Please help me.


1 Answer 1


The code in the login resource is very clear:

$uid = user_authenticate($username, $password);

// Emulate drupal native flood control
if (empty($uid) && variable_get('services_flood_control_enabled', TRUE)) {

if ($uid) {
  $user = user_load($uid);
  if ($user->uid) {

    $return = new stdClass();
    $return->sessid = session_id();
    $return->session_name = session_name();
    $return->token = drupal_get_token('services');

    $account = clone $user;


    $return->user = $account;

    return $return;
watchdog('user', 'Invalid login attempt for %username.', array('%username' => $username));
return services_error(t('Wrong username or password.'), 401);

As you can see, the only way you can get the "Wrong username or password" error, is if user_authenticate() (or more specifically user_check_password()) fails.

So you're providing an incorrect username and/or password, as the error suggests. Make sure that your call to /user/register is actually registering the user account on the site, and make login into it manually to make doubly sure.

  • Hi clive, i follow url : drupal.org/node/1447020#Register. But when i login with web ->response: Sorry, unrecognized username or password. when i login with service url response: ["Wrong username or password"]. Can you help me ?
    – user28320
    Commented Apr 22, 2014 at 13:14
  • @user28320 - I'm having the same problem. I know that the username/password that I'm using are correct. I'm using an admin with user administration privileges to create the user, but the user I create through services is still not able to log in. I think there is something wrong when the password is set in services. How did you fix your problem? Thanks in advance.
    – Justine
    Commented Apr 26, 2014 at 18:04
  • 1
    @justin , you can use url : drupal.org/files/issues/user_create-2198005-1.patch . Hope you will successfully.
    – user28320
    Commented Apr 27, 2014 at 2:09
  • @user28320 - Thank you so much! Your patch fixed the password so that it's being set now, and I can log in after creating the user. I'm having another issue which is strange, but may be similar. Values for other fields besides username, password and email are not being set if specified. For example, "status", "notify" and "roles" are the fields in question. Did you also have this issue?
    – Justine
    Commented Apr 28, 2014 at 2:38
  • 1
    hi . you can try to following JSON format to register a new user. {"name":"test","pass":"1234","mail":"[email protected]","status":"1", "roles":["3","4"]}
    – user28320
    Commented Apr 28, 2014 at 7:22

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