[greenstone-users] Recovering lost or unset Admin password

From Katherine Don
DateFri Nov 12 12:52:15 2010
Subject [greenstone-users] Recovering lost or unset Admin password
In-Reply-To (7C607DE5D2148C4C838B9EBDA7DB4DE96D0F7FA2-ABRAHAM-us-maf-org)
HI Jay

If there is no users.* file in Greenstone/etc, then when you run
Greenstone next it should create a new one. Does greenstone have write
access to that folder?

Regards,
Katherine

On 12/11/2010 8:50 a.m., Jay Clark wrote:
> Hi Katherine,
> Thanks for the info, but I think my problem is that there is no
> users.gdb (or any other users.* file in /etc). My understanding is
> that it gets created by the installer if I choose to add an Admin
> user. But, I did not use the installer - I compiled Greenstone myself.
> So, the users.gdb file doesn't exist in /etc, and when I try to login
> to the administration pages with username=admin and password=admin, it
> tells me I have entered an incorrect username or password.
> I'm not overly concerned about using the Admin pages right now because
> I have access to the config files, but it would be nice to know how to
> either set or reset the admin password eventually.
> Thanks,
> ~Jay
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> *From:* Katherine Don [mailto:kjdon@cs.waikato.ac.nz]
> *Sent:* Thursday, November 11, 2010 11:50 AM
> *To:* Jay Clark
> *Cc:* greenstone-users@list.scms.waikato.ac.nz
> *Subject:* Re: [greenstone-users] Recovering lost or unset Admin password
>
> Hi Jay
>
> You can delete Greenstone/etc/users.gdb. This will remove all your
> user accounts and reset the admin password to admin. Unfortunately I
> don't think you can retrieve the password any way.
>
> Regards,
> Katherine
>
> On 11/11/2010 7:30 a.m., Jay Clark wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I am trying to figure out how to set/reset/recover a lost (or never
>> set) Admin password in Greenstone 2.83. So far I've had no luck
>> searching for a string in any of the files.
>> I have been using a self-compiled version of Greenstone, so I never
>> set one with the installer. Any ideas how I can either set or recover
>> the Admin password?
>> Thank you,
>> Jay Clark
>>
>> MAF Learning Technologies
>> www.maflt.org <http://www.maflt.org>
>>
>>
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