Create Admin account or Password retrieval after conversion

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evan_k
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Create Admin account or Password retrieval after conversion

Post by evan_k » Fri Dec 08, 2006 4:29 pm

So I have recently converted a UBB.threads board to PHPBB2 which I was admin on. Here's the problem, the old admin and admin account on the UBB forum is gone/inactive, yet their account is the only current admin account on the PHPBB2 board now since the conversion, my account got removed and now I do not have admin access.

How can I retrieve the ADMIN password from the new PHPBB database. I have their username available. Alternatively, how can I set my own account back to admin status by editing the database? This is my only solution atm. I am in the mySql admin and am able to directly edit/browse the db.

Thanks for any help
Evan

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Post by blazes » Fri Dec 08, 2006 4:38 pm

You could change the password. Change $pass to what you want your password to be, run the script, get the string it shows and put it in the database as the Admin's password.

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<?php
$pass = 'your_passowrd';
echo md5($pass);
?>
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Post by evan_k » Fri Dec 08, 2006 4:50 pm

I'm still confused about that. I am basically a designer with some php skill, I can edit modify tweak the hell out of anything php, but I am not a developer :oops:

is there a way for me to edit the admin account password directly in the phpbb db without having to go through the shell? I just want to use phpMyAdmin to do it. Simple front-end solution for me :)

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Post by evan_k » Fri Dec 08, 2006 6:11 pm

where would you run that script? im desperate enough to try it hehe. gotta get this working somehowm either by changing the admin password or changing my own permissions to admin status.

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Post by evan_k » Fri Dec 08, 2006 6:20 pm

n/m thanks for the help, figured it out. :D

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Re: Create Admin account or Password retrieval after conversion

Post by nater77 » Tue Dec 09, 2008 6:38 pm

Awesome! Thanks for the code...I've been searching for over an hour after converting from FB to phpBB2 to phpBB3...I appreciate it. :)

Take it easy,
Nate

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