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  • dalesaurus
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    Ever locked yourself out? Link to this post

    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
    From: http://doc.silverstripe.com/doku.php?id=security#system_configuration

    In your _config.php

    Security::setDefaultAdmin($username, $password)

    Option 2 - Use the Environment Configuration file
    From: http://doc.silverstripe.com/doku.php?id=environment-management

    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 = 'your@email.com'");
    $m->changePassword('newpass');

    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.

  • Taffy
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    Re: Ever locked yourself out? Link to this post

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

  • Romeo
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    Re: Ever locked yourself out? Link to this post

    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).

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