SOLVED Unable to login to ACP after installing phpBB

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SOLVED Unable to login to ACP after installing phpBB

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I went for a break and when I came back to my desk I cannot login; "You have specified an incorrect username. Please check your username and try again."
Please describe your problem. I cannot login; "You have specified an incorrect username. Please check your username and try again."
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Re: Unable to login to ACP after installing phpBB

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I have also tried the method "In 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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I could log in just fine using your "admin1" login
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Which browser? I use Firefox and do not intend to change.

I have cleared caches several times as well :-)

Just tried it in Opera and was able to login :shock:
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Chrome and Firefox both work fine
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I signed in with Firefox - latest.
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Re: Unable to login to ACP after installing phpBB

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Very confusing.

In Opera I tried to change the password but got an error.

I tried again in the User administration :: Vee Ridgley section with yet another password. That worked.

I then tried to delete the user Admin1 and got the error "You are not authorised to administer this board."

I use WordPress a lot and I'm used to constantly clearing caches when there are errors, so I am doing that each time I try something else.

Still cannot login in Firefox. In Opera Admin1 is not a founder so I cannot access the Vee Ridgley ACP either :?
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Should I delete it all and start again?
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If it works for others and not for you, the problem is unlikely to be a phpBB problem. But no harm in trying.
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There must be some kind of bug with phpbb after installing it and then logging out and trying to log back in using the same browser. This has been a recurring problem for some time now.
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Yes I agree as I saw lots of posts on the topic. None fixed my issue though.
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If you think it's a bug, open a ticket in the Tracker.
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WDUK wrote:
Fri Jun 04, 2021 3:29 pm
I cannot login . . .
. . . but your topic title says unable to login to the ACP. Which is it, can’t log in at all or can login to the board but not the ACP? For a latecomer can you put your board link back please?
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Re: Unable to login to ACP after installing phpBB

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[/quote] . . . but your topic title says unable to login to the ACP. Which is it, can’t log in at all or can login to the board but not the ACP? For a latecomer can you put your board link back please?
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I am going to delete everything and start afresh. If that doesn't work I shall be back.

For clarification though, I meant I couldn't login to any part of the forum I'd just set up :)
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Re: Unable to login to ACP after installing phpBB

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So, I deleted all the phpBB files and dropped all the tables in the DB.

I reinstalled phpBB, using a different username and password, and set about trying some customising of a theme.

I can now login in Opera but get the attached error in Firefox. Scratch that, cannot upload an image here. "The submitted form was invalid. Try submitting again.", which I have done several times now.

My caches have been cleared 100s of times today.

If phpBB is browser specific we cannot use it for a public forum :x

I have used phpBB before as a forum member elsewhere, which is why we decided to trial it. I had no idea it would be so difficult to install and get working :(
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