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username/password eror during installation

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Harrycus Prime

Community Member, 2 Posts

22 July 2010 at 1:22am

Hello all,

My first time using SilverStripe and I have hit a stumbling block on the installation. I have spent several hours trying to sort the problem but just cannot seem to.

I have installed plenty of Wordpress/Zen Cart/etc sites and the setup procedure is very similar.

Every time I try and enter the database details on the install.php page I get the following;

"Database access credentials correct"
"That username/password doesn't work:"

This may sound silly but do I need to enter the details below to the _config file manually prior to installation or should the install do it manually.

"type" => "MySQLDatabase",
"server" => "localhost",
"username" => "",
"password" => "",
"database" => "",

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Harrycus Prime

Community Member, 2 Posts

22 July 2010 at 3:00am

Just an update.

I managed to get it working by doing the following;

Username: root
Password: left it blank
Database Name: "mydatabase"

Not sure if this is safe or not but Silverstripe installed.


Forum Moderator, 922 Posts

22 July 2010 at 2:32pm

No database password is generally fine in a development environment, but not in production. and localhost are the same, so no problem there.