WorldCommunityGrid missing account key

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Adam Radocz ID: 22746 Posts: 74
29 Jan 2021 04:47 PM

Hi,

The WCG is attached to my PC, but it says "Invalid or missing account key.  To fix, remove and add this project ."

I synced the CharityEngine, but it didn't solve the problem.


Tristan Olive ID: 22 Posts: 362
29 Jan 2021 09:36 PM

A bug has been fixed in the routine for registering with WCG and your account has been set to retry on the next sync.

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Adam Radocz ID: 22746 Posts: 74
30 Jan 2021 10:38 AM

It downloaded some tasks but the account is still empty. Is that okay?

 
Tristan Olive ID: 22 Posts: 362
30 Jan 2021 04:32 PM

This should not get in the way of credit being awarded. There was an issue in setting the user name for the account, possibly related to the issue that was causing the "Invalid account key" error. It's more of a cosmetic issue than functional, but definitely something to fix on our end.

More to come on this later! Thanks again for working through it with us.

Tristan Olive ID: 22 Posts: 362
01 Feb 2021 10:18 PM

Credits are being granted by WCG, so that confirms functionality is not an issue (you can verify in the client and should see a corresponding uptick in credit here overnight).

We're working with WCG to determine why the user name is missing.

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Adam Radocz ID: 22746 Posts: 74
02 Feb 2021 06:07 PM

Great, thanks for the info.

Graham Jenkins ID: 1626 Posts: 147
11 Feb 2021 09:22 PM

I'm not convinced that WCG credits are being applied. I can see in my Statistics view that WCG work is being done, but the "More Stats" view on the web page shows that no work has been done for several days.

Can you please check?

 

Tristan Olive ID: 22 Posts: 362
12 Feb 2021 06:40 PM

You're onto something, Graham. The credits are being counted at WCG, but it looks like they're being excluded from the stats export, which means we don't see them here. I think I know why this is happening, so I'll try for a fix today and then we should see stats showing up in a day or two.

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Adam Radocz ID: 22746 Posts: 74
14 Feb 2021 10:11 AM

The lost points going to count in the upcomming draw?

 
Tristan Olive ID: 22 Posts: 362
15 Feb 2021 11:59 PM

Fixing the issue requires some help on the WCG side of things, as there's a hangup in the API for granting user consent for exporting stats. It's looking like it won't be in time for this drawing, but we'll see if it can fall into place quickly enough.

Graham Jenkins ID: 1626 Posts: 147
16 Feb 2021 01:56 AM

Thanks Tristan. I look forward to testing it!

Graham Jenkins ID: 1626 Posts: 147
23 Feb 2021 09:40 AM

Any progress with this yet?

Tristan Olive ID: 22 Posts: 362
10 Mar 2021 10:44 PM

Nothing to report so far, I'm sorry to say. I've checked in with WCG to see if there's anything we can do to help.

Graham Jenkins ID: 1626 Posts: 147
18 May 2021 09:15 PM

I seems like the WCG credits still not being applied to our account statistics, and this somewhat diminishes the participation incentives for those of us with limited machine resources.

Can you please revisit this issue?

Tristan Olive ID: 22 Posts: 362
19 May 2021 03:06 AM

Checking in again -- thanks for bringing this back up, Graham.

Graham Jenkins ID: 1626 Posts: 147
25 May 2021 09:26 PM

Tristan, how did you get on? I recently acquired a more powerful machine, and it's doing a lot of WCG tasks .. with no apparent credits being applied :(

Graham Jenkins ID: 1626 Posts: 147
11 Jun 2021 08:21 AM

Tristan, have you been able to get this working. My machines are doing lots of WCG work, and I'm getting no points for any of it :(

Tristan Olive ID: 22 Posts: 362
21 Jun 2021 09:43 PM

Not meaning to leave you hanging here, Graham. This has been escalating and we're coming to a point of decision on what we will do on our end; I'd expect this week. We have to weight the possible solutions if using the API is not going to be an option in the near term.

Graham Jenkins ID: 1626 Posts: 147
26 Aug 2021 12:06 AM

Still not working; just saying .. :)

Tristan Olive ID: 22 Posts: 362
13 Sep 2021 05:23 PM

We have an update on this: WCG has been transitioning ownership to Krembil Research Institute since the beginning of the year. This prevented them from making changes to their API and also from knowing or disclosing how long it could take. Now that this announcement is public, we have word that they are releasing an overhaul to their website and it looks like we can expect the API fix to be added to the tail of that. There is a new team involved, but if the transition goes smoothly, it shouldn't be a problem to work this little bug fix out.

Graham Jenkins ID: 1626 Posts: 147
07 Sep 2022 09:43 PM

It seems that transitioning has now been completed. Can we now get the missing WCG credits applied to our accounts, then perhaps start processing WCG tasks again?

Tristan Olive ID: 22 Posts: 362
09 Sep 2022 01:55 PM

Have you seen an announcement from them? Today their website is down, so I can't even check for news. Last I heard they were still dealing with work generation issues. 

For us, their transition is the first step. Next, we ask them to address the functionality missing in their API so that consent can be granted for a user's stats to be exported. If they do that, we'll be in good shape. This is a very minor update compared to what they have been doing, but still requires some breathing room on their end, so I'm curious if it seems they might have some! (Their website being down is not a good indicator, though).

Graham Jenkins ID: 1626 Posts: 147
01 Nov 2022 09:31 PM

Another month has passed (almost). Can we take a look at the missing WCG credits issue again please.

Graham Jenkins ID: 1626 Posts: 147
09 Nov 2022 08:21 PM

Can we take a look at the missing WCG credits issue again please.

Graham Jenkins ID: 1626 Posts: 147
12 Dec 2022 04:42 AM

And yet another month has passed. What's the story Tristan??