Forget password feature ?

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Forget password feature ?

Post by gordonisnz » Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:10 am

Hello. Ive set up a phpbb a while ago, but have not used it much. I think its a new 3.xx series


Ive tried to log in now - and cannot find / remember my admin / my user-ID password.

PROBLEM:-

It asks for your user-ID and your email address but that combination is not valid & it wont send me my password.

Is it possible for a person to just enter ONLY their email address, & it will then send you the user-ID, and then if you still need to, use the rememer password feature where you enter both.

How / where do you go into the PHP source code to activate this ?

EDIT: When I say its not sending me an email, i mean - it tells me my ID/email address combination is not valid so its not even trying to send an email.
just to clarify, based on a few Google searches.

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Re: Forget password feature ?

Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:32 am

did you install the board yourself using the files from here? do you have have access to the hosting control panel and therefore to phpmyadmin or whatever the host provides for database access?

if so, follow these instructions:
viewtopic.php?p=14937696#p14937696
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Re: Forget password feature ?

Post by gordonisnz » Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:36 am

Ive managed to get into my Hosts MYSQL databases directly. Ive found my email address in one of the database tables, but can not see my administrator user-id. or the "ID"/"email" address in the one table.

Ive found my email address - but i remember having two IDs - my personal one,& my administrator one.

Is there a sql command i can use to see the 'administrators' / highest rank ID's / email addresses in the database. (excluding all the normal members / new users etc.)

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Re: Forget password feature ?

Post by gordonisnz » Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:38 am

Lumpy Burgertushie wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:32 am
did you install the board yourself using the files from here? do you have have access to the hosting control panel and therefore to phpmyadmin or whatever the host provides for database access?

if so, follow these instructions:
viewtopic.php?p=14937696#p14937696
Yes, I have access to the MYSQL database directly & there are dozens / hundred different tables to look through. (Ive found one for users - but it records my email address - but not the ID (in the same table). I notice a lot of BOT ids too :)

I'll check that URL & follow the instructions.

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Re: Forget password feature ?

Post by gordonisnz » Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:02 am

Ok, Im now in - and fixed / upgraded my own ID.

However I'm trying to demote the new admin1 ID. I see ive got to remove all the permissions first - before removing the ID.

ADmin control panel -> permissions tab -> permissions masks -> view adminstrative permissions

This screen shows green in the YES field/column for all entries. (it was only green for the 'use others permissions'. But apparently ive made it worse..)

There should e an easier way to manage a persons access - rather than viewing 3-4 different screen..

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Re: Forget password feature ?

Post by gordonisnz » Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:08 am

Demoted from founder first - then removed user.

all set. Thanks.

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Re: Forget password feature ?

Post by gordonisnz » Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:12 am

back to my original query.

Is there a way to allow a user - to JUST enter their email address & retrieve their user-ID if the regular forget-password feature doesnt work ?

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Re: Forget password feature ?

Post by warmweer » Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:07 am

gordonisnz wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:12 am
back to my original query.

Is there a way to allow a user - to JUST enter their email address & retrieve their user-ID if the regular forget-password feature doesnt work ?
User_id wouldn't help since you currently need e-mail + username to request a new password.

There's an extension in development which should answer to your needs. (see the extensions forums viewtopic.php?p=12909965)
A bug is a feature that hasn't made it to the manual (yet)

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