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MattCardly

STRANGE admin problem - Probably easy solution

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Hi,

 

Can anyone help -- I have created a backup of my website and installed it onto Xampp on Mac OSX. Everything seems to be fine, although I when I go to the admin age on local host, I can't login using the default user-name and password. It doesn't give me an (password or user) error message, it just brings me straight back to the login screen and the browser asks me if I want to remember the password. I would normally expect to see the dashboard of the admin side. However this isn;t happening.

 

I have also removed the .htaccess files from the public_html folder

 

Is there a redirect somewhere in the code.

 

Any help would be VERY VERY much appreciated.

Thank you

Matt

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Instead of using localhost for the server name in the config, use 127.0.0.1

Might be an issue of not being to set a cookie (domain name needs dots in it)

(For the MySQL entry you can use localhost though)

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Jan,

 

Thank you for the reply. I changed the following from localhost to 127.0.0.1 and still seem to be getting the same issue as before

 

File: admin/includes/configure.php

 

 

define('HTTP_SERVER', 'http://127.0.0.1/xampp/homedir/public_html');

define('HTTP_CATALOG_SERVER', 'http://127.0.0.1/xampp/homedir/public_html');

 

define('DB_SERVER', '127.0.0.1');

 

Do you have any other suggestions? or have I changed something I shouldn't?

 

Any feedback is very grateful.

 

Cheers,

Matt

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Do you have any other suggestions? or have I changed something I shouldn't?

You could have left the DB_SERVER at localhost but since it is apparently working it is no problem apparently.

 

- Is the url in the form action of the login OK (it could point to https or something strange - do a "view source" in your browser.)

- Check if you get admin cookies for 127.0.0.1 (if so delete it and see if you get a new one.)

- Start up "Terminal" and use curl to go your admin:

 

curl -v http://127.0.0.1/catalog/admin/login.php

From the headers you get (and you don't see those in your browser) you can sometimes also get information about redirects, not getting cookies etc.

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