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PHPBB 3 forum...cant login

Discussion in 'phpBB' started by twistedspikes, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. #1
    Yeah, so my forum has just decided that it won't let me login anymore. I am using the right username and password.
    SEMrush
    I've tried reseting my password and using the one given to me then - still doesn't work.

    As i'm the only admin of the forum this isn't an ideal situation to be in.

    What can I do? Will I have to do a fresh install?
     
    twistedspikes, Feb 22, 2009 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Mobile-Monster

    Mobile-Monster Well-Known Member

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    if you have sql access, you can reset it . Might be some other issue as well.. a URL of the forum would be good tooo
     
    Mobile-Monster, Feb 22, 2009 IP
  3. twistedspikes

    twistedspikes Notable Member

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    Oh, the forum (not big, I know):
    http://freedivs.com/forum/

    I have sql access, but arn't passwords saved in the database encrypted? (I've not checked, it's just what i'd assume they should be).
     
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    Mobile-Monster Well-Known Member

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    Well if the problem is really with the password , then here is a workaround to get to into the admin panel .

    Create a new user from the front end. Then go to phpMyadmin , from the phpbb_user table ,copy the hashed password of the new user you have just created and paste it on the admin hashed password.

    Then login from the front end using the same new password.

    However , if password is not the real cause, can you tell us if you upgraded your version also check template

    You can also PM me if you wish to with the access details and i will have a look at it.

    Thanks
     
    Mobile-Monster, Feb 23, 2009 IP
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    kailash Well-Known Member

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    Did your host recently upgrade MySQL version?

    You should be able to reset the password using steps provided by Mobile-Monster.

    Kailash
     
    kailash, Feb 23, 2009 IP
  6. twistedspikes

    twistedspikes Notable Member

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    Thanks, i'll try it later today/tomorow.

    Not sure if my hosting upgraded MySQL (I wasn't told so i'd assume not).
     
    twistedspikes, Feb 23, 2009 IP