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Where oh where can I find the Master Password?

Hi all!

Sorry to be a bother so soon, but I planned on upgrading to v5 on my domain that is on elief hosting and I can't seem to find the Master Password. I did a couple test installs months ago on different domains and typically record all needed install information and have my Master Passwords for those kept in my secure password program. However, that is the one piece of information that I don't have from my one-click install at elief, so I am wondering if that question even came up in the install process. I was going to see if using the one-click method would upgrade, but it states that it is manual upgrade only, so I am back to where I was.

So my question is this… Is the Master Password stored anywhere on my site or database that I can retrieve it or reset it? One positive with the timing is that I have not done much setup or allowing registrations yet, so if I am stuck with uninstalling and reinstalling, it isn't too big of a deal, just wanting to know what options I have. Thank you in advance for any assistance. :$

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Hello Loco!

Can't find your password?

Find the admin_password line of your info.php file and use the one between quotation marks (this isn't your actual password, but it is based on it and will get you in).
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Thank you! Thank you!! Thank you!!!

That is exactly the location and information that I needed. (Even though it was right in front of my face the whole time and couldn't see it, argh. :'( ) This is true that I needed another set of eyes to show me what I couldn't see. Thank you also for not beating me up about it. :$ Your assistance is much appreciated!

Loco :ninja:
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You're welcome anytime!:)
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I have a related question, if you don't mind my piling on here:  I have a difficult-to-remember admin password that I want to change.  I ran the "config_editor.php" script to reset it.  The script ran without complaining, saying that I would have to login again to make more changes.  The old password no longer works here; the new password seems to have taken effect.

BUT:  I can't login to the site itself as admin with the new password.  It still wants the old (original) password.  Has anybody else seen this?  Do I have to do something else to propagate the change?

Thanks in advance!
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Your admin password to the site and the config editor password are two different things. It warns you that when installing. You can change your admin password to the site by just going to your profile and changing it... if you want it to be the same as your config editor password.

Eric DeMars . com
My electronic portfolio and personal site. Uses ocPortal!
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Thanks, Eric!  Should have thought of that in the first place!   :$
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What if this doesn't work?

Jean said

Can't find your password?

Find the admin_password line of your info.php file and use the one between quotation marks (this isn't your actual password, but it is based on it and will get you in).


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Oh shoot. My problem is different. I just realized this. Sorry!

It's not my Master Password, but my admin password I cannot get. My site is closed, so I cannot use the "Forgot Password" option. Any ideas?
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  • Disaster Recovery gives you a choice of two ways.
  • If that doesn't work, come back and SHOUT.
  • Come to think of it, if it DOES work, come back and tell everybody!

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Take my advice. I'm not using it!

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This should be helpful to you as well.


View topic: My Adminzone is missing in action - ocPortal.com

EDIT: Sorry, I was thinking of something else :$ But that post may be helpful to someone else who finds this topic.


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Worked like a charm, thank you.

Fletch said

  • Disaster Recovery gives you a choice of two ways.
  • If that doesn't work, come back and SHOUT.
  • Come to think of it, if it DOES work, come back and tell everybody!

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What if this doesn't work?

Jean said

Can't find your password?

Find the admin_password line of your info.php file and use the one between quotation marks (this isn't your actual password, but it is based on it and will get you in).




That doesn't actually work anymore since we raised the security, you found a bug there.
This advice will change to:
If so, find the admin_password line of your info.php file and put in a new temporary password (the one written there won't work because it is encrypted). Once you have done this you should promptly use the config_editor.php script to change the password, as this will save it again as encrypted.


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Worked like a charm, thank you.

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Take my advice. I'm not using it!

View my working ocPortal site (version 9.x.x) at Anglo-Indian Portal
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Also note that if someone needs to encrypt their master password to replace in their info.php file (or even in the DB for that matter) you could use the script I wrote for doing so found in the addons section here if you wish to download and use locally or you can use the one I have posted online for people to use. It does not store anything.

Here is the link:

http://www.10-33support.com/temporary_files/pass2hash.php

I haven't looked to see how V8 stores and adds the new salt to Master Password but you can add Salts to the password word as well with the script so it shouldn't be a big problem unless Chris has a custom scrambling routine added with the salt. Use the MD5 Algorythm (run once) for compatibility with ocPortal.
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