Help please!!!! Can't log in to admin panel!

Discussion in 'Joomla Security and Protection' started by Jake, Sep 18, 2017.

  1. Jake

    Jake New Member

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    My site is on Joomla 2.5.4, and when I try to enter my admin panel, I'm sure that the username and password are correct, but I'm getting error and see login page again.

    What can it be? Maybe I was hacked?!
     
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    Try to check in configuration.php what the session handler is. I faced the same problem when I had turned it to 'memcache'. Remove it and you could log in again.
     
  3. Jake

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    I solved a similar problem as follows:

    1. I accessed phpMyAdmin
    2. Accessed jos_extensions table
    3. Navigated to the page of elements where the plugins are
    4. I found plg_authentication_joomla was enabled as it was set to '1'
    5. I found plg_user_joomla was disabled. I enabled it and was able to login

    It seems I disabled this in the Admin area of Joomla and had to enable it again in phpMyAdmin
     

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