Same thing just happened to me. I've been locked out for some reason and I haven't changed my password. It's really weird.Oyabun1 wrote:Since you were already messing around in the database I assumed you knew how to at least run a query. You shouldn't make any changes directly to the database unless you know precisely what you are doing and the ramifications, because you can do serious damage to the board.Adam D wrote:Took me a little bit to figure out exactly how to run that query
Provided you are using the username Adam and the email address is correct then the I forgot my password function should work.
If not, you can use this query, which will create an admin user named Admin1 with a password of admin. From that point you should be able to get into the ACP. Change your table prefix if it is not phpbb_.As soon as you have done this, use the temporary admin account to update the details on the original admin account, then delete the temporary account.
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INSERT INTO phpbb_users (user_type, group_id, username, username_clean, user_regdate, user_password, user_email, user_lang, user_style, user_rank, user_colour, user_posts, user_permissions, user_ip, user_birthday, user_lastpage, user_last_confirm_key, user_post_sortby_type, user_post_sortby_dir, user_topic_sortby_type, user_topic_sortby_dir, user_avatar, user_sig, user_sig_bbcode_uid, user_from, user_icq, user_aim, user_yim, user_msnm, user_jabber, user_website, user_occ, user_interests, user_actkey, user_newpasswd) VALUES (3, 5, 'Admin1', 'admin1', 0, '21232f297a57a5a743894a0e4a801fc3', 'email@example.com', 'en', 1, 1, 'AA0000', 1, '', '', '', '', '', 't', 'a', 't', 'd', '', '', '', '', '', '', '', '', '', '', '', '', '', '');
This is because:
- anyone could use that account to log in to your board if you didn’t change the password.
- this temporary user has not been fully set up (e.g. it is not a member of the “Registered users” group, so it won’t have normal access to your forums).
As someone who doesn't know about running SQL Queries is there a tutorial you could point me to? As I don't want to mess up my databases and stuff. Thanks.