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Unable to login to the CMS

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9 November 2008 at 6:14am Community Member, 1 Post

I just installed Silverstripe on my Apache web server. Everything seemed to install fine, and I chose my admin username/password during the install. Now, from the new home page, I click the link to "open the CMS", where it takes me to what I assume is the admin login. However, it's asking either for an e-mail/password, or an OpenID; neither of which was asked for during the installation.

How do I login to start creating my web site, with the username/password I chose during the installation? :-(


9 November 2008 at 6:45am Community Member, 470 Posts

During the install it does ask you for your email address and password. This is used for the admin login -

If you filled it out as just a username/password, that is also fine. Try using those details in the login form where it says email address. Don't worry about the openID stuff.

Worst case scenario, delete and do a fresh install and pay closer attention, however it will work with the username you picked instead of a email address.



22 November 2008 at 12:48am Community Member, 4 Posts

I am sorry , if i sound redundant...

but I am not able to log in to "The CMS" page mysite/admin by using my login details...I have just finished a fresh install of silverstripe 2.2.3 on the server and I have no clue why is it behaving the way it is...

any help would be greatly appreciated! :)


22 November 2008 at 2:40am Community Member, 787 Posts

try the default admin/password

otherwise you can stick a fixed admin-login in the _config.php

Refer to :

for the necessary info.


22 November 2008 at 4:18am Community Member, 4 Posts

I tried the default settings, no use :(

_config.php seems to be flying all over my head... i did add the 'Security::setDefaultAdmin(’admin’,’password’)' line in it but now d login page doesn't come at all

I am a newbie to hard coding

Thanks for ur anticipation :)


22 November 2008 at 4:29am Community Member, 787 Posts

You added the configuration line without the start and end quote I hope ? ;-)


22 November 2008 at 5:01am Community Member, 4 Posts

below are the contents of my _config.php file:
pl. suggest wat can be done... currently it just says for anything that the email address or password is wrong... i have tried using an actual email address instead of the admin username but in vain...

* URL rules for the CMS module
* @package cms
Director::addRules(50, array(
   'processes/$Action/$ID/$Batch' => 'BatchProcess_Controller',
   'silverstripe' => '->admin',
   'cms' => '->admin',
   'admin/statistics/$Action/$ID' => 'StatisticsAdmin',
   'admin/security/$Action/$ID/$OtherID' => 'SecurityAdmin',
   'admin/help/$Action/$ID' => 'CMSHelp',
   'admin/newsletter/$Action/$ID' => 'NewsletterAdmin',
   'admin/reports/$Action/$ID' => 'ReportAdmin',
   'admin/assets/$Action/$ID' => 'AssetAdmin',
   'admin/comments/$Action' => 'CommentAdmin',
   'admin/ReportField/$Action/$ID/$Type/$OtherID' => 'ReportField_Controller',
   'admin/bulkload/$Action/$ID/$OtherID' => 'BulkLoaderAdmin',
   'admin/ImageEditor/$Action' => 'ImageEditor',
   'admin/$Action/$ID/$OtherID' => 'CMSMain',
   'unsubscribe/$Email/$MailingList' => 'Unsubscribe_Controller',
   'PageComment/$Action/$ID' => 'PageComment_Controller'



this is the _config.php file from .../cms folder


22 November 2008 at 5:13am Community Member, 4 Posts

the line says :


and now d page appears but the end result is still the same...painful :(

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