My authentication simply "broke," I went from being able to login to not being able to login using the admin email and password. I have been playing with LDAP settingas, but one would think that LDAP setting should not impact the database login.
So I'm nto sure what to do. Since I'm only testing at this point, not a big deal. But this does cause me to hesitate to use SilverStripe in a production environment if authentication breaks out of the blue.
You can use this method to hard-code an administrative login into the system. This can be useful where you're developing a number of sites for various clients, and want to install your own access details into the system. The login created doesn't appear in the security area of the CMS, so it can't be deleted. When you use this username and password, you will be logged in as one of the other access accounts in the system.