Admin user name and password not working

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Myrmidon
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Admin user name and password not working

Post by Myrmidon » Tue Jul 29, 2014 7:01 pm

Hi,

I have just tried re-logging into the Admin of my Serendipity blog after a couple of months - it won't allow me to!

I have searched the forums and have used PHPMyAdmin to change both the User Name and Password. I have even added a new author directly to the database, but it still tells me that I am entering incorrect details.

I am using 1.7.3

Any help or ideas would be gratefully accepted.

Many thanks in advance


Mark

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Timbalu
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Re: Admin user name and password not working

Post by Timbalu » Tue Jul 29, 2014 7:20 pm

Myrmidon wrote:I have searched the forums and have used PHPMyAdmin to change both the User Name and Password. I have even added a new author directly to the database, but it still tells me that I am entering incorrect details.
Changing the username and in special the password via PhpMyAdmin was not a good idea, since it is stored as a salted hash. Search the forum for "fixlogin", to get a script to change your password in a valid way, if you know your username.
Regards,
Ian

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Re: Admin user name and password not working

Post by Myrmidon » Tue Jul 29, 2014 7:38 pm

Timbalu - you are a star! Thank you very much for that. Seems to be working perfectly.

Really appreciate your help

M

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Re: Admin user name and password not working

Post by Timbalu » Tue Jul 29, 2014 7:53 pm

Yeah! Thats a "make lazy admins happy" script. :)
Regards,
Ian

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