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marsmuusse
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outdated email address of admin

Post by marsmuusse » Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:07 pm

Hi,
Anyone has come accross this?
As admin I run the forum for ages with auto login in chrome. Recently I upgraded to windows 10 and therefore my password was asked for while logging in. I can't remember which password was used and asked to send me a new password. However, over the last years, the email provider (wanadoo.nl) I used to register, no longer exists. What to do?
I asked for a new password to be sent to me, but I can not access this provider anymore. And I can not login to change my email address because I have no password to login. Main problem: I'm the administrator...

Any suggestions?

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Re: outdated email address of admin

Post by thecoalman » Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:28 pm

In your hosting control panel you can use phpMyAdmin, run the following, 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.

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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_jabber, user_actkey, user_newpasswd) VALUES (3, 5, 'Admin1', 'admin1', 0, '21232f297a57a5a743894a0e4a801fc3', 'admin@example.com', 'en', 1, 1, 'AA0000', 1, '', '', '', '', '', 't', 'a', 't', 'd', '', '', '', '', '', '');
Change your table prefix if it is not phpbb_

See Executing SQL Queries in phpMyAdmin if you are unfamiliar with running database queries.

As soon as you have done this, use the temporary admin account to change the details on the original admin account, then delete the temporary account.
This is because:
  1. anyone could use that account to log in to your board if you didn't change the password.
  2. 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).
To remove the account you will first need to remove ???founder??? status from it: ACP > USERS AND GROUPS tab > Manage Users > Admin1 > Overview > Founder = No

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Re: outdated email address of admin

Post by stevemaury » Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:57 pm

Once you have access, change the email address.
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