You've gone to log in to your account and have been greeted with "Login was not successful. Please try again". Here are some things you can try to reaccess your account.
1) Triple check the spelling of your username
It's happened to us all - we've typed '.con' instead of '.com', misspelt our name or flat out written the wrong email address altogether.
Remember that your username is the email address which you used to register your account. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want us to confirm your username for you.
2) Reset your password
If you're sure your username is fine, the system is probably not recognising the password you're inputting. We can't see your password, so if you've forgotten it, you will need to reset it here: http://www.iprlicense.com/Account/PasswordReset. The reset password will go to your registered email address.
Are you not getting your reset emails? Email us at email@example.com and we'll be happy to autogenerate a new password for you.
We will be happy to test all passwords on your behalf. If they work for us and not you, you will need to read on to the next steps to carry on troubleshooting your problems logging in.
3) Clear your browser cache
Your browser cache stores bits and pieces of information from websites you’ve browsed previously so they can load faster the next time you visit them. Clearing it can solve certain issues such as the browser freezing/hanging, updates not appearing, and pages not loading. Find out how to clear your cache here: http://www.wikihow.com/Clear-Your-Browser's-Cache
4) Check that you're using the most up to date version of your browser
Our website isn't fully compatible with older versions of some browsers, which may mean it doesn't work correctly with them. Find out if you are using the most current version of your browser by visiting http://www.updatebrowser.net. Try using a different browser (i.e. Chrome instead of Firefox) to see if this solves the issue.
5) Check the security settings on your computer
Have you recently installed updates or a new antivirus program? These may have changed the security settings on your computer or browser. Make sure www.iprlicense.com is included in your list of Trusted Websites, and check that your privacy settings aren't set too high.
Have you tried accessing your account from a different computer on the same network as the original? If this doesn't work, too, your network might not be allowing access to our site, in which case you will need to contact your network administrator.
If you are able to log in to your account from a different computer, the browser, cache or security settings on your original computer are probably the culprit - perhaps a spyware blocker or firewall. Your computer may not be writing the cookies needed to keep track of your session, or you may be behind a proxy server.
6) Check that your membership has not expired
Most membership subscriptions through IPR License are one year long. If your membership has expired, your account will be disabled. We will always contact you to check whether you'd like to keep your account active, but don't hesitate to email us if you're not sure.
If none of the above appears to be an issue, the problem may be due to a site or server error. Try waiting a couple of hours before attempting to log in again.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can still not log in after trying all of these steps.
When emailing us about these issues, it is important that you include the following information so that we are able to help you as best as we can:
- the username/email address you are using to log in
- whether you have tried to reset the password and, if so, if you have tried the new password
- which operating system you are using (i.e. Windows 7)
- which version of your internet browser you are using (i.e. Internet Explorer 11)
- whether you have cleared the cache and/or cleared cookies since trying to log in
- whether you have tried using a different browser and computer to log in