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Reply #2 - Aug 10th, 2012 at 3:31am
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The settings.pl file is not 500 lines long. I did a search for the string and $masterkey and it does not exist in the file.  Interesting is the fact the settings.pl file packed in the upgrade zip says Released Nov 8, 2005 for version 2.1.
  
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Re: Admin Center will not display
Reply #1 - Aug 9th, 2012 at 6:13pm
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Assuming this is the only issue (which I doubt as upgrading straight from <2.3.1 to 2.5 without first upgrading to 2.3.1 is tricky at best so I suspect there's something else going on.)

Open ./Variables/Settings.pl in the good text-editor and down around line 500 you should see something like:
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$masterkey = "";          # Seed for encryption of captcha's  



Put "H8t0vWf35hCvtUvFJo7L0D5G" as what the masterkey is equal to.

Also clear your cookies and cache on your computer. It's possible there's a cookie issue, especially if your old cookie was set to 'Forever'.

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I assume your forum is recognizing that you've logged in. But I'm worried about the Logout button being missing.  My best advice is to roll back to your last 2.1 backup and do the 2 step upgrade - 1st to 2.3.1 and then to 2.5.
« Last Edit: Aug 9th, 2012 at 6:20pm by Dandello »  

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Admin Center will not display
Aug 9th, 2012 at 4:06pm
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I just upgraded from 2.1 to 2.5.  Everything seems to be working fine, however I can not access the Admin Center with my admin login. Also, there is no logout or login buttons/links. The forum appears to be working fine at this point other the lack of access to the admin functions when logged in as the administrator.

In the upper left it says, "No Masterkey was set in the Security Settings/Validation Image section of the Admin Center
Now using default value which is less safe!!"

I don't have any links or buttons any where on the page to access the Admin Center. What am I missing?

Thank you in advance for your assistance.
  
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