how to set password for phpmyadmin config file?

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how to set password for phpmyadmin config file?

Postby meggrace » 08. February 2006 05:21

I got through the security settings fine and set passwords for XAMPP pages, MySQL, and FTP. That's all I was prompted for in Terminal. Then opened XAMPP start page (http://localhost)

At the XAMPP start page, I clicked on phpmyadmin and new window gave me this message - a pop-up menu for Language: set to English (en-iso-8859-1). A "GO" button and beneath that this message: "Error. The configuration file now needs a secret passphrase (blowfish_secret)."

What's odd is I am not prompted for a password. I just get this window. I can, however, open phpmyadmin Lite.

I'm sorry to say, clicking on the link for manual brings me to - no manual in sight. :(

I appreciate the work that went into this package - what a great idea! I hope someone has an answer to my problem. Thanks!
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I GOT it.

Postby natebiehl » 14. February 2006 20:44

...fighting this thing all morning as well..
You have to actually hand edit the file.

First you have to change permissions in a lot of directories so that you have read/write access to all of the files in /xampp/xamppfiles/phpmyadmin

Then I opened the file in textedit (use whatever you usually use to code PHP...I've never hand coded PHP before today, so I had to adjust textedit's preferences a little.)

I wanted to KEEP the password protection, so I DID NOT change the password.

What I DID change was the authorization type so that I actually got a login page when I hit the phpmyadmin link.

To do this, I changed the "$cfg['Servers'][$i]['auth_type'] = 'config';" line to read "$cfg['Servers'][$i]['auth_type'] = 'http'; "

Then I saved the page.

As I understand it, This changes the autorization type to an http based login page, where you can now enter "root" as your username and your new password to login.

If I'm getting the logic behind this wrong, I'm a SERIOUS NEWBIE with develpment, so someone should call me on it so I know.

Anyway, this worked for me. I hope it works for you.
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Postby threewishmonkeypaw » 17. July 2006 21:28

i got the same problem...
what worked for me was make myself the file owner.. and with the auth_type set to "config" i set my mysql password below it... then set the owner of the config.ini.php file back to "nobody"
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