[Xerte] Re: Changing from guest to DB access on a server install

Smith, John J.J.Smith at gcu.ac.uk
Fri Feb 21 13:36:17 GMT 2014

You should have been asked to setup an admin username/password during setup... that is what you use for management

If you can access the mysql database then it is stored in there...


John Smith | Learning Technologist
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From: xerte-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk [xerte-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Niall Watts [niall.watts at ucd.ie]
Sent: 21 February 2014 12:45
To: xerte at lists.nottingham.ac.uk
Subject: [Xerte] Changing from guest to DB access on a server install

I have installed Xerte online toolkits on a web server

I want to change from guest to DB access.
My intention would be to manually add users to the MySQL database

I have modified auth_config.php (I think this is what I should do)

//$xerte_toolkits_site->authentication_method = 'Guest';
//$xerte_toolkits_site->authentication_method = 'Ldap';
$xerte_toolkits_site->authentication_method = 'Db';

I am now locked out of management.php. So cannot add users to database or indeed do  anything

Meanwhile I have password-protected the folder to stop unauthorised access

Any suggestions as to what to do next


Niall Watts
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