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Accidentily deleted all administrators


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19 March 2009 at 12:55pm Community Member, 57 Posts

Hi guys,

I am very new to SilverStripe (but loving it) and, when playing about, I managed to delete myself (the only admin) as a user. I now cannot login to the CMS.

Although only playing about, I have made some changes to the database that I wouldn't want to lose if I had to start again (page formatting mainly).

I have searched the forums but not found anything useful. I have also tried to add a new admin through MySQL but was not successful.

Is there any way to add an administrator through the database or otherwise?

On another note: having a feature to stop the last admin deleting themselves seems sensible.


Ben Gribaudo

20 March 2009 at 2:14am Community Member, 181 Posts

Hi Josh,

Does help -- particularly the part about using Security::setDefaultAdmin()?



20 March 2009 at 2:21am Community Member, 57 Posts

Yes, that's perfect, thanks!

Now to actually work out how to do things. This will be fun :D