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#1   dlw1146

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 08:34

Changed password setting up security and can not access /localhost/catalog.
How do I solve this?

#2   geoffreywalton


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Posted 17 March 2012 - 09:49

How are you prevented from access ing it?

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#3   PupStar

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 12:55

by 'localhost/catalog' do you mean you are using XAMPP or WAMP etc etc???

If so then the username is 'root' and the password is left blank.

or do you mean you can not get into the admin area, if so then go to your control panel and use phpmyadmin to truncate the administrators table.


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#4   dlw1146

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 22:55

When setting up I left the password blank.
Later, when checking status in xampp, I set up a password.
Where the password is I do not know.

#5   dlw1146

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 23:37

Below is the error message.

Warning: mysql_connect() [function.mysql-connect]: Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: NO) in C:\xampp\htdocs\catalog\includes\functions\database.php on line 19
Unable to connect to database server!

#6   ja1nsa

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 18:19

HA ha .. someone just as nieve as myself. I did this yesterday ... now how did I fix it ....

Give me 5 mins to look it up and I'll post ... brb.

#7   ja1nsa

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 19:10

ok, this is what worked for me ...

1 : go to your WAMP icon on your PC desktop screen and LEFT CLICK to open the menu, you will see MYSQL folder, CLICK to see MYSQL CONSOLE, open it.

2: now you have DOS screen ( a black screen ) :

A: if you already set a password, type it
B: if you did not do this step yet, write the following red text
B1: use mysql; and click ENTER on your keyboard
3: now write the following red text and click ENTER :

UPDATE mysql.user
->SET Password=PASSWORD("*******")
->WHERE User="root";

don't worry about this sign ( -> ) , because for example when you write ( UPDATE mysql.user ) and you click ENTER on your keyboard, a new line appear with this sign ( -> ), your command will execute when you write this sign ( ; ) at the end of your text and click ENTER.

NOTE: replace the password ******* by your password.

4: now write the following red text and click ENTER :


5: and to exit the black DOS

Hope you have the same results!

#8   spooks

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 00:45

Thanks for posting your solution, makes a nice change. :thumbsup:

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#9   alexboi

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 09:33

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