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Joomla 2.5 can't login to Admin or Site

Post by btlewis » Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:32 am

I have seen so many posts about this and tried everything but no success :(

Each time I put my login details in it simply refreshes the login screen.

I changed my password through PHP admin
I checked to make sure I didn't disable plg_authentication_joomla but everything was still enabled.
I tried to add a new super user but can't find a scrip/code to use for SQL

Any suggestions?

 
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Re: Joomla 2.5 can't login to Admin or Site

Post by btlewis » Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:15 am

Update:

I added a new user through phpMyAdmin however this did not work either. Again it simply refreshes the login page and wont let me in???

Someone please help! I'm desperate to get this fixed!

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Re: Joomla 2.5 can't login to Admin or Site

Post by ozneilau » Sat Apr 06, 2013 12:39 pm

I'm having a similar problem with a Joomla 1.5 website but it only reverts to the login screen if I try to access the

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/administrator
page. If I go to another page e.g.

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/administrator/index.php?option=com_users&view=users
it works fine.

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Re: Joomla 2.5 can't login to Admin or Site

Post by fleischwolf » Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:33 pm

Try deleting entries in the session table in DB.
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Re: Joomla 2.5 can't login to Admin or Site

Post by alteredegg » Tue May 07, 2013 6:13 pm

Same problem. Tried emptying the session table, still can't log into the backend. Joomla 3.1.

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Re: Joomla 2.5 can't login to Admin or Site

Post by alteredegg » Thu May 09, 2013 3:27 pm

My problem was the server was running PHP 5.4. Once we downgraded to 5.3 it worked.

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Re: Joomla 2.5 can't login to Admin or Site

Post by Slackervaara » Thu May 09, 2013 3:57 pm

I have Joomla 1.5.26 on a local server with PHP 5.4.6 and I can log in as administrator without problem. I have though Admin Exile so it is not a normal admin log in.

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Re: Joomla 2.5 can't login to Admin or Site

Post by alteredegg » Thu May 09, 2013 4:02 pm

I was running Joomla 3.1.

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Re: Joomla 2.5 can't login to Admin or Site

Post by vakil123 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 12:13 pm

Site opens but administrator page is just blank

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Re: Joomla 2.5 can't login to Admin or Site

Post by fantasyf1 » Mon Nov 11, 2013 2:05 pm

I have exactly the same problem as both of these.

I had a 3.1.1 site which upgraded to 3.1.5 and gave me a blank admin section, then when I reverted to 3.1.1 using akeeba I was unable to login without going back to the login page.

I am so fed up with this - I have spent hours trying to resolve this over the last few weeks. I would throw in the towel and walk away apart from the fact it's a site for a charity run by friends.

Has anybody got ANY idea how to resolve this?

My faith in Joomla has certainly been shaken by this. It may just be simpler for me to convert the whole site to Wordpress and be done with it. Please help guys.

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Re: Joomla 2.5 can't login to Admin or Site

Post by davezelenka » Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:24 pm

Deleting the rows from the session table worked for me.

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Re: Joomla 2.5 can't login to Admin or Site

Post by akosha » Sat Dec 14, 2013 3:11 am

I have access to a Joomla 2.5 site through cpanel, but there wss no www.yoursite.com/administrator to log into. it simply says 404 not found when I try to access it. My guess is that the previous admin stored it locally and shutoff /administrator before he was terminated. There is very little file structure to be seen in cpanel. In jom_users, I see his login and encrypted password, but am not able to get /administrator to load. Should I copt his user profile and create a new superuser? If I do this and get a new superuser login, how do I enable the administrator backend for the friendly Joomla UI that I am accustomed to?

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Re: Joomla 2.5 can't login to Admin or Site

Post by webxp » Thu Feb 27, 2014 7:34 pm

Im posting my solution because it troubled me a lot and its a "weird" case.
Ive read and tried everything in here with no result.
First of all i realised that my configuration.php was 444 i changed it to 777 (which is not secured) and therefore all the changes i was made before was for no use.
My problem was the cookie_domain which i have set before i logged out. in the configuration php i changed the 'domain.com' with '' and now it works.
if this works for you also set back again the configuration.php to 644

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Re: Joomla 2.5 can't login to Admin or Site

Post by locutus » Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:27 am

I had the login problem when I switched from php 5.3 to 5.4 under suPHP. Setting the session handling to database fixed the problem for me.

I hope I can help someone with this.

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Re: Joomla 2.5 can't login to Admin or Site

Post by cantorgreen » Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:44 am

Thankyou winxp. Your solution worked for me.

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Re: Joomla 2.5 can't login to Admin or Site

Post by mfuller526 » Tue Feb 10, 2015 7:04 am

Be sure your server is using at least the recommended PHP version for Joomla. In my case, I was running above the minimum requirement but less than the recommended version. You can change your PHP version in cPanel > Software and Services > Select PHP version. Joomla technical specs
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Re: Joomla 2.5 can't login to Admin or Site

Post by MariusR » Sun Nov 29, 2015 8:44 am

In general, both User - Joomla! and Authentication – Joomla plugins must be enabled to access your admin area successfully.

Follow this steps. They worked fine for me after migration from Joomla! 2.5.28 to 3.4.4 on a very large website based on K2 for news.

https://www.siteground.com/kb/i_cant_lo ... nistrator/

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Re: Joomla 2.5 can't login to Admin or Site

Post by Stonedfury » Wed Dec 09, 2015 2:33 pm

Strangest thing. This just happened to the site I use to work on. Logging in just redirects you to the main login again. I have checked the sessions table and cleared it. I check the config permissions and they are correct. I checked the "logs" folder permissions. I have checked the assets table to make sure there is no "0" other than "root" The php version has not changed the files have not changed there is no other user added that shouldn't be there. This just randomly happened. Any other ideas?
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Re: Joomla 2.5 can't login to Admin or Site

Post by Stonedfury » Fri Dec 11, 2015 3:09 am

Fixed. Was a matter of a few things concerning file permissions and the database.
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Re: Joomla 2.5 can't login to Admin or Site

Post by DrELM » Sun May 22, 2016 6:21 pm

I got multiple domains in one host. I had the same issue. I have tried everything above. Nothing helped.
By chance, I tried to access from Softaculous App Update from Cpanel.
the address was http://addondomain.com.maindomain.com/administrator/
And it worked!

 

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