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

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Initial CMS login?

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Community Member, 1 Post

15 January 2014 at 10:21am

I had a trouble-free Windows Platform Installer installation, choosing SQL Server Express and IIS on a Windows 2012 server. But I did not see (or did not notice) the step to set up the initial credentials for the CMS. I saved the database connection information as suggested, but those credentials aren't valid for connecting to the CMS (and do not work, I tried).

Is there a default login and password?


Forum Moderator, 1391 Posts

15 January 2014 at 10:50pm

I don't use a Windows installer, so I don't know how it is different from a normal installation, where you would add these credentials on the same install screen where all other details are entered.

But fortunately you can always set a default admin by addeing this to your /mysite/_config.php file (replace with your own password):



Forum Moderator, 1899 Posts

15 January 2014 at 10:50pm

Hi Mando,

These are the last items entered on the single page when installing. However you can recover entry to the site easily...