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XF 1.1 Lost Admin Permissions

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by Cal, Apr 23, 2013.

  1. Cal

    Cal Well-Known Member

    Well not lost perhaps. I bought a forum from another guy and it's been hell getting it to work. Long story short I got it working. YAY. However I do not have the admin login or password. So I am a member on my own site. NOT YAY. How do I give myself admin permissions? I also would like to be the official super admin....

    ((this is like step one out of 10. I still need to convert it to VB...then import it into an existing Xenforo forum....))

    Nevermind. Figured it out via phpmyadmin and the database directly.
  2. Biker

    Biker Well-Known Member

    Put your userid number on the appropriate line in your config.php file.
  3. Cal

    Cal Well-Known Member

    Naw that wasn't it. Thank you though biker. I found it directly in the database under the xf_user table.
  4. Biker

    Biker Well-Known Member

    You still need to add your ID to config.php. That's what identifies you as a superadmin.
  5. borbole

    borbole Well-Known Member

    Go to phpmyadmin and at the SQL box run this query:

    UPDATE xf_user SET user_group_id = 3 WHERE user_id = x;
    Where x equals your uid. Then enter your uid at the config.php file. i.e. at this part.

    $config['superAdmins'] = 'x';
    Hope it helps.
    Cal likes this.
  6. Cal

    Cal Well-Known Member

    Yeah I had that already. That was the easy part lol.
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