#147 admin login problem


I recently installed PhpWiki (1.2.10) on a new
account on siteground.com. I let one of their script
install routines do it -- I'm not smart enough to do
it myself. The problem is that I can't get into do
any admin stuff. When I enter my userid and
password, the following message is present in the
login screen: Warning: This server is requesting
that your username and password be sent in an
insecure manner (basic authentication without a
secure connection). Does anyone know how I can get
past this problem and complete the login? The tech
folks at siteground tried, but they can't do it
either. They don't actually support the software, so
I need someone in the community. Please email me at
eyore15@comcast.net; speak softly, slowly, and use
small words. I'm nowhere near being a power user.
Tnx Mark Miller


  • Reini Urban

    Reini Urban - 2006-08-05

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    1. you have to manually edit admin.php:
      $wikiadmin = ""; // the name of the admin user
      $adminpasswd = ""; // the password in clear text

    2. "Warning: This server is requesting
      that your username and password be sent in an
      insecure manner"

    This is a warning from your browser. We can do nothing
    against it. You or your provider can do something against
    it, e.g. by setting up a secure server and specifying
    the url for the admin part at lib/config.php:
    $AdminUrl = "https:///secure.server.bla/phpwiki/admin.php"

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  • Pierre

    Pierre - 2006-12-16

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    I have a similar problem. I installed PHPwiki and when I tried to log into the adminstrative area it will not take my name and password.

    Is there something I can change that will correct this problem. If anyone can help me please send me an e-mail at pclark@englewoodlink.org.

    Thank you.


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