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Community Member, 95 Posts

11 August 2010 at 5:47am

I'm working on a site and last night all was good, but today the login fields disappeared. Check it out at

I still have the message that says to Enter email address and password, but the actual fields are just gone. I didn't do any adjustments to the CMS last night.

Any help would be awesome. Thanks!


Community Member, 11 Posts

12 August 2010 at 7:43am

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.


Community Member, 114 Posts

18 August 2010 at 4:36am

Add a global login account

Security::setDefaultAdmin($username, $password)

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.