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Unable to Sign in after Install

edited December 2008 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
I have completely reinstalled a new installation twice and after completing the installation I am unable to sign-in with the admin account that I created during installation. Has anyone else ever encountered this and what could be causing it? I am using 1.1.5a. I have never had this problem before. I even requested a password reset, I reset my password to something as simple as apple and I still cannot sign-in. Some problems were encountered You do not have permission to sign in to the site. Thanks in advance.


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    If can sign-in with the remember me option on, it is a problem of cookie. If you can't, it is probably a problem with your php session. Where is your forum hosted?
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    This is a completely new install, I have never signed into it at all. I install the forum and click on the get started using the forum link. I try to sign in and get the error every time. I cleared my cache and cookies and I still receive the error. I click on the link for forgotten password and it emails me the url to reset. I reset the password and when I try to sign in it still gives me the same error. This is installed on my home Ubuntu Server. I have installed Vanilla before with no problems, but those were the 1.1.4 release.
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    Did the encryption that Vanilla uses for passwords change? The encrypted saved passwords are now saved as this type in MySQL - varbinary(34) Could this for some reason be causing the issue?
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    edited October 2008
    no, there is no reason.

    add test.php to your forum root:
    <?php $Configuration = array(); include_once 'conf/settings.php'; session_set_cookie_params(0, $Configuration['COOKIE_PATH'], $Configuration['COOKIE_DOMAIN']); session_start(); if (empty($_GET['result'])) { $_SESSION['test'] = 1; Header('Location: test.php?result=1'); } else { echo empty($_SESSION['test']) ? 'test failed, something is wrong with your php session' : 'Fine'; }

    Then open it in the browser.
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    It returns: Fine
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    Check that your admin role can sign-in. Open a terminal:
    mysql -u YourDbUserName -p
    use YourVanillaDatabse; SELECT r.RoleID, r.PERMISSION_SIGN_IN FROM lum_role as r LEFT JOIN lum_user as u ON r.RoleID = u.RoleID WHERE u.UserID = 1;

    it should show that PERMISSION_SIGN_IN is set 1
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    Okay. Empty set (0.00 sec) Something looks really screwy. The Roleid is set to 4 but the Administrator RoleID is 7 on this new installation. I just downloaded this, this morning. Does this sound correct?
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    I edited the RoleID's to 1, 2, 3 and 4 respectively. I was able to sign in fine. The were 1, 3, 5, and 7. Any idea why that would have happened on a fresh install?
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    hey, i had the same problem and was able to fix it with scotbuffs research. I also think I know the reason: if you install the forum for the second time on the same database (even after deleting the first install), the auto_increment counter of the index fields stay on the old values and continue to count up. Especially on a master/master mysql installation this could cause problems!
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    The indexes are drop with tables. How did you reinstall Vanilla?
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