[development] Force admin login

Randy Fay randy at randyfay.com
Wed Feb 24 02:57:38 UTC 2010

Since this *really* sounds just like the "cookies not enabled in browser"
situation, I just wanted to mention something I'm sure you already tried,
which is accessing it from a different browser or computer.

It's trivial to make all drupal logins stop working: You just turn off
cookies in the browser, and it works just like you're describing.


On Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 5:30 PM, larry at garfieldtech.com <
larry at garfieldtech.com> wrote:

> You can always edit the database directly.
> It sounds like a cookie problem, though.  Try setting the cookie domain
> explicitly in your settings.php file to just example.com (not
> www.example.com, or whatever).
> Also, check to make sure that uid 0 is still intact in the database. That's
> another common source of weirdness, in my experience.
> --Larry Garfield
> Tomáš Fülöpp (vacilando.org) wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Is there a backdoor way to force admin login if everything fails?
>> Something like the way $update_free_access is changed to TRUE to allow
>> running update.php....?
>> A client got locked out of D6.15 completely, including admin. Login seems
>> to work (I see admin only links on logon), cookies are set, but only on the
>> initial page.... any subsequent click is treated as done by an anonymous
>> user (checked the watchdog this way). I've cleared all browser caches,
>> Drupal caches via the db, also the Drupal sessions table, checked the cookie
>> domain, the admin user record exists in the user table, etc. in
>> settings.php, deleted and re-uploaded D6.15. Nothing in the php logs.
>> Nothing unusual in watchdog - just access denied by anonymous... Spent an
>> equivalent of a day on this but I know there is a ton of things I can still
>> try - e.g. rebuild access rights. But I do need to log in first, only by
>> myself. So... is there a way to force admin login? Cannot find this info
>> anywhere.
>> Thanks!
>> Tomáš

Randy Fay
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