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Getting SilverStripe up and running on your computer and on your web server.

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Unable to Log into admin

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Community Member, 2 Posts

25 January 2011 at 9:59pm

Edited: 25/01/2011 10:25pm

I am new to Silverstripe, so I apologize if my question/issue is silly.

I am unable to log into admin. This is a fresh install. I logged in successfully right after I installed Silverstripe, but unable to get in after I tried again. I've tried multiple installs and have the same problem. I haven't done anything to the config or installed anything new. This was a very vanilla install.

This is the message I get when I try to log in: That doesn't seem to be the right e-mail address or password. Please try again.

logging in with admin and my standard password.

// update

I tried this on a new install, different server:

1. Install SS >> worked
2. Default site working properly
3. Log into administration with admin/[password]
5. log out of admin
6. unable to log back into the administration


Forum Moderator, 5523 Posts

26 January 2011 at 9:03pm

You can try set a default admin by adding this to your mysite/_config.php

Security::setDefaultAdmin('admin', 'password');

Try logging in after adding that and reset the admin password.


Community Member, 2 Posts

28 January 2011 at 11:07pm

Thanks Willr! That worked. Is there an identified issue with the security SS? I've had this problem show up again and able to get around it with your fix. I have even had log in issues on the forum.