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webweaver
Is there a default password for "admin"
  • 2009/7/3 16:22

  • webweaver

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In XOOPS 2.3.3, is there a default password for admin (I did not come across one in the documentation or forums). If there is, could you please send it to my account?

Thanks

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Feichtl
Re: Is there a default password for "admin"
  • 2009/7/3 16:31

  • Feichtl

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No. You are invited to assign one yourself at installation of xoops.

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webweaver
Re: Is there a default password for "admin"
  • 2009/7/3 16:34

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I don't recall doing that during the setup. I am not sure how I would have set it up. I created my own administrative user at that time -- with another login name. Is there any way I can retrieve the admin password if I don't know the details around how it was setup?

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iHackCode
Re: Is there a default password for "admin"

this would help.

FAQ:How can i reset the administrator password?

Quote:
bender wrote:

In case you lost your admin password and recovering it by mail does not work for any reason here is how you can solve the problem.

First you should know that the password is stored in the table users. The actual field is pass.
The password is stored in md5 format.

So what you need to do is:

1. Go to phpmyadmin or similar db management tool.
2. Open _users table
3. Locate your record (probably the first)
4. Edit the record
5. Set the password field by writing a new pw and setting the "function" to MD5
6. Log in with your new password


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webweaver
Re: Is there a default password for "admin"
  • 2009/7/3 17:20

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Thanks, let me clarify. In attempting to get around my recent problem of not having access to items under the "administration" menu anymore, I tried to register a new user id called admin. I got a message that that id is reserved. So I thought it might have a "superuser id" but I cannot discover the password.

I have my own administrative userid and password that I created (but which gives me the problem stated above).

I did go through the steps from the FAQ Bandit-X posted but there is no actual userid admin (per the reserved id) in the _user database.

There are people who have registered to my site and I am trying to avoid blowing the whole thing away since it is live now.


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webweaver
Re: Is there a default password for "admin"
  • 2009/7/3 17:26

  • webweaver

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Just a thought, is there a way I can create a superuser through the backdoor that someone can provide me a script for, to run in cpanel's phpmyadmin?

webweaver...

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trabis
Re: Is there a default password for "admin"
  • 2009/7/3 17:52

  • trabis

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You can apply a session hack to gain access to user 1(probably the super admin)

You need to edit include/common.php and paste this code just above the closing ?>

// trabis
// Change the bellow IP or else I will be the one having access, lol
if ($_SERVER['REMOTE_ADDR'] == '217.129.238.140') {
    
$xoopsUser =& $member_handler->getUser(1);
    if (
is_object($xoopsUser)){
        
$GLOBALS["sess_handler"]->update_cookie();
        if (isset(
$_SESSION['xoopsUserGroups'])) {
            
$xoopsUser->setGroups($_SESSION['xoopsUserGroups']);
        } else {
            
$_SESSION['xoopsUserGroups'] = $xoopsUser->getGroups();
        }
        
$xoopsUserIsAdmin $xoopsUser->isAdmin();
    }
}

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webweaver
Re: Is there a default password for "admin"
  • 2009/7/3 18:35

  • webweaver

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Thanks,

I edited the IP to be the one for my site and pasted the given script above the closing ?> as you mentioned -- and saved . When I view the _user table I still see the same users as before.

If I reran the install again, would it overwrite my work or would it keep what I have done and fix my settings?

I have backups of my tables (done whenever I have done major work on my site), problem is, I am not quite sure of when the problem was introduced so I am not quite sure how to proceed if I go that route.

Also, I have downloaded my tables as one big SQL file via CPANEL but I presume I can extract the scripts from those to extract what I need, if I knew what it was.

I did a lot of work yesterday adding links, etc, which I don't want to lose.

Also as mentioned previously, some users have registered and I don't want to lose their passwords, etc.

stumped!

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trabis
Re: Is there a default password for "admin"
  • 2009/7/3 19:13

  • trabis

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Quote:

webweaver wrote:
Thanks,

I edited the IP to be the one for my site and pasted the given script above the closing ?> as you mentioned -- and saved . When I view the _user table I still see the same users as before.


The hack allows you to login has user #1. So if this user has all privileges you will be able to reset his password.

In short: There is no default password for "admin".
You can go and edit password using cpanel or you can use this hack and do it via XOOPS administration.

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webweaver
Re: Is there a default password for "admin"
  • 2009/7/3 21:16

  • webweaver

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Thanks for the clarification. I have all the credentials for the "admin" user I created during installation. I was under the impression, from my work so far with XOOPS, that there is a XOOPS user that comes with the install that is called admin as well, and I had hoped that this admin user would have more power than the one I created at setup.

So, this brings me back full circle, to where I was with my other permissions thread, which is under the general usage. I turned on debug through the back door but it did not show any lines of error after I logged out and back in and did the steps.

Thanks anyway.


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