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JOOMLA - GoDaddy Warning

Posted on 2011-03-20
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What is the following message and how can I remove it?

You are logged in using the emergency Root User setting in configuration.php.
You should remove $root_user from configuration.php as soon as you have restored control to your site to avoid future security breaches.
Click here to try to do it automatically.
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Your  configuration.php has a line that starts with: public $root_user=

This allows you to login to Joomla when for example the real joomla admin user was compromised.
Once you add this line to configuration.php, you should be able to log into the back end of Joomla again, and then you should promptly fix the problem, setting the Super User group to have the Super Admin permission.

Joomla is just reminding you that you still have this line added to configuration.php. As long as it is present, on every screen of the admin, you will see the following message:

Be sure to remove the line from configuration.php as soon as possible, as having it present is a security risk.

While you could just comment it out, it's better to remove it completely for security reasons.
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