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Re: Locked out of admin -- yabb 2.5AE
Reply #11 - Jun 10th, 2013 at 3:01pm
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simviator wrote on Jun 10th, 2013 at 12:13pm:
Hi guys

Well thanks for your suggstions so far -

memberinfo.txt checked and all looks ok for my account. I even uploaded a previous backup from a couple of months ago when I could log in.

admin.vars -- changed pw --- can't log in with new pw.

My one other admin mod -- again he is also unable to log in. Same message (username/password mismatch - same message when he requests a pw reset)


All edits done in geany
Uploads in Filezilla


Something else is keeping me out. Something else has become corrupted.

Also worth noting that this problem was widespread among our users before conversion.

username/password mismatch - No matter what I have tried so far this is all I ever get.

Any other suggestions how to get in (hack in or remove a file maybe? - - all I want to do is put the yabb forum into archive only --- read only - with no new posts/registrations possible)

can you pm me ftp login info and I will have a look for you also do you have any file mods on the forum or on the forum you made the update from?
  

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Re: Locked out of admin -- yabb 2.5AE
Reply #10 - Jun 10th, 2013 at 12:13pm
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Hi guys

Well thanks for your suggstions so far -

memberinfo.txt checked and all looks ok for my account. I even uploaded a previous backup from a couple of months ago when I could log in.

admin.vars -- changed pw --- can't log in with new pw.

My one other admin mod -- again he is also unable to log in. Same message (username/password mismatch - same message when he requests a pw reset)


All edits done in geany
Uploads in Filezilla


Something else is keeping me out. Something else has become corrupted.

Also worth noting that this problem was widespread among our users before conversion.

username/password mismatch - No matter what I have tried so far this is all I ever get.

Any other suggestions how to get in (hack in or remove a file maybe? - - all I want to do is put the yabb forum into archive only --- read only - with no new posts/registrations possible)
« Last Edit: Jun 10th, 2013 at 12:14pm by simviator »  
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Re: Locked out of admin -- yabb 2.5AE
Reply #9 - Jun 7th, 2013 at 8:21pm
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simviator wrote on Jun 7th, 2013 at 6:46pm:
Chmodded to 666/755/777

I had forgotten about that. I've had to CHMOD an admin file from 644 to 666 to make it work.

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Dandello wrote on Jun 7th, 2013 at 7:33pm:
It's also possible that the memberinfo.txt file has gotten corrupted.

I hadn't thought of that. Maybe that will be the fix.

  

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Re: Locked out of admin -- yabb 2.5AE
Reply #8 - Jun 7th, 2013 at 8:21pm
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Dandello wrote on Jun 7th, 2013 at 7:33pm:
It's also possible that the memberinfo.txt file has gotten corrupted. Since you have ftp access, download that and make sure that all the entries are okay.

I was just thinking that also the default one in YaBB 2.5.2 is:
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admin	YaBB Administrator|webmaster@yoursite.com|Administrator|2|| 

  

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Re: Locked out of admin -- yabb 2.5AE
Reply #7 - Jun 7th, 2013 at 7:33pm
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It's also possible that the memberinfo.txt file has gotten corrupted. Since you have ftp access, download that and make sure that all the entries are okay.
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Crackers	CrackedUp|webby@gmail.com|Recruit|9|
 

  (The highlighted space is a tab not a space.) It's possible that your admin account has disappeared from the list or has gotten conjoined with another account. (I assume you're not using Notepad or a word processor to edit the files.  Wink )
  

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Reply #6 - Jun 7th, 2013 at 6:46pm
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Thanks

I am well aware of case in YaBB Wink

Meanwhile yes I did recheck and reupload and recheck again --- refreshed pages -- refreshed directory -- deleted file and reuplaoded it. Chmodded to 666/755/777  (I've been a yabb user a long time Wink )

Still trying. Still no luck but one thing I am waiting is also what you suggested -- one of my other admins to see if they can log in.

  
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Re: Locked out of admin -- yabb 2.5AE
Reply #5 - Jun 7th, 2013 at 6:21pm
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simviator wrote on Jun 7th, 2013 at 11:53am:
How to get onto my admin account?

As xnoddyx suggested, I just tested this with one of my backup admin accounts. At first this wasn't successful, and then it was.

For a reason I don't understand, after uploading my edited admin2.var file to our server, only my old password worked. After uploading it a 2nd time, the new password worked.

I'm guessing this might be because some associated file hadn't quite updated itself fast enough when I tested the new password, if that makes any sense at all. But if this is possible, and this is what happened during my test, then maybe that should be a consideration.

Meanwhile, do you happen to have a secondary admin account, or is there another admin who can access your forum? If so, then of course you can simply fix the password problem that way.

I haven't had much of a need to use a secondary admin account myself, but when it's been needed, it really helped.

Good luck!

Edited:
Another possibility I just thought of ... evidently in our forum, usernames and passwords are cAsE sEnSiTiVe.

Also, what about a cache problem? Just wondering.
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Re: Locked out of admin -- yabb 2.5AE
Reply #4 - Jun 7th, 2013 at 5:48pm
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Unfortunately I have done this and still get the Username / Password mismatch message when trying to log in. I know the admin.var password has been changed because I deleted locally and downloaded again and checked the password entry and it was as I had changed it.

Any other possible solution?


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You might also want to look here: http://www.yabbforum.com/community/YaBB.pl?num=1347308032 2.5AE has some bugs concerning password resets.


Thanks but this is for names with spaces --- not applicable in my case
(location of LogInOutpl would be a handy mention too Wink

... Edit: Found it. Changed it. No difference. )
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Re: Locked out of admin -- yabb 2.5AE
Reply #3 - Jun 7th, 2013 at 5:10pm
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You might also want to look here: http://www.yabbforum.com/community/YaBB.pl?num=1347308032 2.5AE has some bugs concerning password resets.
  

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Reply #2 - Jun 7th, 2013 at 3:57pm
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Many thanks. Smiley I'll try it
  
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Re: Locked out of admin -- yabb 2.5AE
Reply #1 - Jun 7th, 2013 at 12:49pm
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ok in ftp goto cgi-bin\yabb2\Members and look for admin.vars download this to your computer in here you will see:
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### User variables for ID: admin ###

'realname',"YaBB Administrator"
'password',"IS12345Xpad1234OSoAfww"
'position',"Administrator"
'addgroups',""
'email',"webmaster@example.com"
'hidemail',"checked"
'regdate',""
'regtime',""
'regreason',""
'location',"The Land of YaBB"
...
...
... 



where password is enter your new password mynewpassword

and save this back to the file and upload it back to your forum and then login with admin mynewpassword

hope this is of help to you.  Smiley
  

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Locked out of admin -- yabb 2.5AE
Jun 7th, 2013 at 11:53am
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Having recently converted my 1.2m post yabb to phpbb3 due to a host of issues I now wish to put the old yabb into maintenance mode.

But I am locked out.
Get: 'Username / Password mismatch.
The Username you specified does not exist or you entered a wrong password.  '

Request password sends the email but when you click the link to reset pw I get the message again

'Username / Password mismatch.
The Username you specified does not exist or you entered a wrong password. '


How to get onto my admin account?

Thanks
  
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