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Old 09-18-2004, 11:25 PM   #1
Registered: Aug 2002
Location: Friendsville, TN
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phpMyAdmin login rejection as root ???

I am trying to access phpMyAdmin from inside of cPanel.
When I click the icon to launch it, I get a welcome to phpMyAdmin
and then the following:

Wrong username/password. Access denied.

Now this is a poser, since I am logged in to cPanel as root.
With root access, how can phpMyAdmin reject me?
Old 11-27-2004, 02:58 AM   #2
Registered: Nov 2004
Location: Toledo, OH
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did you set the password for root in file in your phpMyAdmin Dir?

I suggest setting the following to http
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['auth_type'] = 'http'; // Authentication method (config, http or cookie

This way it will read from your passwd
Old 12-01-2004, 10:12 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply.

However, I looked for a file called and could not find one.

If you meant, then this was the setting:
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['auth_type'] = 'http';

as for putting my root password in a plain text file on the server, that is a security risk I am unwilling to take.

I certainly hope that is not the only solution.


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