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Can't login even with default admin

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Community Member, 3 Posts

27 January 2012 at 3:11am


I'm finding that my brand new 2.4.6 install won't let me log in with either the admin user or the setDefaultAdmin() user credentials.
I have magic_quotes and asp_quotes both set to off, my assets folder is set to 777.

I can't think of what else it would be, and SilverStripe is giving me no indication...

Any help?



Community Member, 36 Posts

27 January 2012 at 4:48am

Hey there,

try putting your site into dev mode.

add this to your _config.php


Silverstripe will then show Errors.

Hope this helps


Community Member, 3 Posts

27 January 2012 at 5:43am

That doesn't help :(.

It doesn't display any error, just won't accept my name/pass.

I get: "
Please choose an authentication method and enter your credentials to access the CMS." with or without dev mode.


Community Member, 3 Posts

27 January 2012 at 5:45am

interestingly enough - when I use incorrect credentials (intentionally wrong user or pass), the "choose authentication method" message does _not_ pop up.


Community Member, 130 Posts

27 January 2012 at 8:19am

Hi, MattD,

Have you tried resetting your password using the "lost password" link on the admin login page?