Drupal, Access Denied for admin?

Posted on 2010-08-17
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
Hi Experts,

Something weird just happened to me. In my drupal site (not finished yet), I used to log in typing:
localhost/admin and get in there with no problems. but now I am getting Access denied and the only way to log in is by typing  localhost/user. What happened in there? I wonder if that has something to do with the fact that I create a new role for me named Administrator and I gave to me all the privileges. But that put me in a user level? I've been trying to understand this stuff about permissions but sometimes it gets confusing. Someone please explain me why this is happening.

thanks in advance.

Question by:glepiza
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ID: 33461363
If going to /admin works it means for some reason Drupal is remembering your previous login information. This can change if you start using a different browser or change your browser's cookie settings.
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ID: 33461369
By the way, it is very normal to have to go to /user and login first and then have to go to /admin.

Author Comment

ID: 33469500
Hi Thomas, thanks for your answer. Could you please tell me what do you mean to change my cookies settings? I just deleted them but im still  cant access using admin link. Thank you ;)
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ID: 33469633
To administer a drupal site you always must be logged in.  You log into a drupal site at Drupal uses a cookie track login sessions, so if you have the same cookie as the day before, you might not need to login.

Some modules provide a "user login form" on "access denied" pages. An example of this would be the Login Toboggan module,

So are you wanting to be able to login on the /admin pages, or are you wanting to not have to login at all? LoginToboggan solves the first of these two problems.

Author Comment

ID: 33470148
I want to ne able to login on the / admin pages. Thx
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Thomas4019 earned 250 total points
ID: 33470520
Install login toboggan,

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ID: 33471320
Veery niceee, thanks!!

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