[MediaWiki-l] Noob: Password; userID and the like.

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[MediaWiki-l] Noob: Password; userID and the like.

bomarc
Variation of user steps on ... foot while aiming for head.

SQL: MySQL

I've installed a 'new' - with a working version of MediaWiki (YES!)  Before
I made it public; I started to lock it down (initially by disabling the
public ability to create a new account) until I could bet a better handle on
account access.  Then I got busy....  and I forgot the credentials for the
admin (ID & Password)

So I researched - and found  'Manual:Resetting passwords'
<https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Resetting_passwords>    (and sub
item:  'Manual:Database access'
<https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Database_access>  ).
I *did* save the PW/ID for the database ... and logged into it.
Problem is: my database does not show any tables in the wiki database.  When
I enter the command:
show databases;
+--------------------+
| Database  
+--------------------+
|information_schema
|wiki********         <-- Valid / correct wiki database name here
+--------------------+

MYSql commands:
use wiki********;
Response: Database changed

show tables;
Response: Empty set (0.00 sec)

And for the next part:
When I attempt to connect via local host; the system returns a 403.6 error.
I checked the IIS settings; and the default web page (currently not WIKI)
allows for localhost connection (as does the 'wiki' site).  There is no
blocking by IP active (I have added in the IIS an 'Allow' the local IP /
subnet ).

Can I salvage this installation?  (I would prefer to not reinstall ....
again)

Thank you!



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Re: Noob: Password; userID and the like.

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If there is no database, then there is nothing to salvage.  When you try to
browse the wiki, you should be seeing an immediate error message (e.g.
can't connect to database).  Re-running the installer should only take a
few minutes.

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On Mon, Oct 28, 2019 at 5:06 PM bomarc <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Variation of user steps on ... foot while aiming for head.
>
> SQL: MySQL
>
> I've installed a 'new' - with a working version of MediaWiki (YES!)  Before
> I made it public; I started to lock it down (initially by disabling the
> public ability to create a new account) until I could bet a better handle
> on
> account access.  Then I got busy....  and I forgot the credentials for the
> admin (ID & Password)
>
> So I researched - and found  'Manual:Resetting passwords'
> <https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Resetting_passwords>    (and sub
> item:  'Manual:Database access'
> <https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Database_access>  ).
> I *did* save the PW/ID for the database ... and logged into it.
> Problem is: my database does not show any tables in the wiki database.
> When
> I enter the command:
> show databases;
> +--------------------+
> | Database
> +--------------------+
> |information_schema
> |wiki********         <-- Valid / correct wiki database name here
> +--------------------+
>
> MYSql commands:
> use wiki********;
> Response: Database changed
>
> show tables;
> Response: Empty set (0.00 sec)
>
> And for the next part:
> When I attempt to connect via local host; the system returns a 403.6
> error.
> I checked the IIS settings; and the default web page (currently not WIKI)
> allows for localhost connection (as does the 'wiki' site).  There is no
> blocking by IP active (I have added in the IIS an 'Allow' the local IP /
> subnet ).
>
> Can I salvage this installation?  (I would prefer to not reinstall ....
> again)
>
> Thank you!
>
>
>
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>
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Re: Noob: Password; userID and the like.

bomarc
The wiki server is up and running without error(s).  

As to my reluctance to reinstall - I remember the install procedure for
Windows was VERY painful.  And at the end of another install -- I would need
to re-lock it down (Oh joy).

{Linux is not my primary OS}




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