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[Solved]Unable to access Silverstripe Admin


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Ti Aya

2 December 2009 at 1:32am (Last edited: 3 December 2009 1:28am), Community Member, 2 Posts

Hello folks,
I've been successfully running a silverstripe website for a couple of months, until there was upgrade on the web server. Due to the change on .htaccess file, all the links on my site were modified and appear as<subdir>/<page-title>, that is, the subdir where included in the links. At this time, I was able to connect to the Silverstripe on<subdir>/admin, but not on Now I've fixed the .htaccess file, but I still can't connect to the admin on I just return to the login page without any error message. I also found nothing about in the Apache logs.
How can I gain access to the Silverstripe admin?

Ti Aya

3 December 2009 at 1:26am (Last edited: 3 December 2009 1:29am), Community Member, 2 Posts

In fact the problem occurred because I added the following code in mysite/_config.php.


I solved the issue by replacing this code with

define('RELATIVE_SUBDIR', '<subdir>');

And I modified the method baseURL() in sapphire/core/control/Director.php

   static function baseURL() {
      if(self::$alternateBaseURL) return self::$alternateBaseURL;
      else {
         $base = dirname(dirname($_SERVER['SCRIPT_NAME']));
         if($base == '/' || $base == '/.' || $base == '\\') $baseURL = '/';
         else $baseURL = $base . '/';
         // Start custom code
         if(defined('RELATIVE_SUBDIR') && substr($baseURL, 0, strlen(RELATIVE_SUBDIR)) == RELATIVE_SUBDIR)
            $baseURL = substr($baseURL, strlen(RELATIVE_SUBDIR));
         // End custom code
         if(defined('BASE_SCRIPT_URL')) return $baseURL . BASE_SCRIPT_URL;
         else return $baseURL;

Now my url's are<page-title> and In can access the admin.
I work with SS v2.3.1.


3 December 2009 at 5:03am Community Member, 11 Posts

I just installed a fresh copy of SS version 2.3.4. During the installation process I used 'admin' as the user name instead of an email address like it said I could. However, after the installation process, I followed the link to the CMS admin page and used the credentials it suggested. I receive 'I'm sorry, but you can't access that part of the CMS. If you want to log in as someone else, do so below'


I tried finding "Director::setBaseURL('');" but it is not even in the file.

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3 December 2009 at 5:21am Community Member, 11 Posts

per IRC I added "Security::setDefaultAdmin("admin", "password");" in _config,php which allowed my to access the page.

Thanks guys for the quick response!