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General questions about getting started with SilverStripe that don't fit in any of the categories above.

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Ever locked yourself out?


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19 August 2009 at 4:05am Community Member, 283 Posts

I did and I thought I'd throw up my solutions for some further search options. This assumes you have access to your webserver to use some PHP code.

Option 1 - Set a Global Login

In your _config.php

Security::setDefaultAdmin($username, $password)

Option 2 - Use the Environment Configuration file

At the top level of your site folder create _ss_environment.php

define('SS_DEFAULT_ADMIN_USERNAME', 'username');
define('SS_DEFAULT_ADMIN_PASSWORD', 'password');

Option 3 - Using a Member DataObject
In some page controller, config, or any interpreted php file:

$m = DataObject::get_one('Member', "Email = ''");

All of these can get the job done. If you were thinking about trashing around the database and changing the hashes yourself I would recommend against it. SilverStripe uses salted SHA1 encryption which is no fun to try and create yourself just to overwrite in multiple tables.


19 August 2009 at 9:15pm (Last edited: 19 August 2009 9:16pm), Community Member, 119 Posts

Hi Dalesaurus. That'll be very useful to users. Are you aware of ? Might be a good place to put your mini tutorial.


20 August 2009 at 1:41am Community Member, 67 Posts

Very useful, thanks - I needed it just now. The strange thing was that Silverstripe no longer recognised my existing password as valid - I was not entering the wrong one. I wonder whether I accidentally changed it while installing another Silverstripe app on the same server (even though I didn't use the 'SS_mysite' database, I specified another).