I cannot login to my Joomla 1.0 site admin?

Hi There,
I just moved a joomla 1.0 site to a new server to do some testing on it
However when I try to go to the administrator it won't let me pass to the admin


I have the correct username and password, but it just keeps looping back to the login page...

Any help here would be great?

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Amanda WatsonWeb DeveloperAsked:
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How sure are you that the password is correct?

You can try resetting it using these instructions.


So basically login directly to your database and reset the password to one of those 3 hash keys. Then go try logging into your site. Make sure that as soon as you get in that you change it to something else.

Of course if you dont want to use one of those three (I wuoldnt since you've pasted the url here...) then just use an md5 hash generator like this one http://www.miraclesalad.com/webtools/md5.php
Amanda WatsonWeb DeveloperAuthor Commented:
I have done all of that , its an issue with administrator login loop joomla 1.0...
There is a bit on forums about it, but I can't seem to find the fix
Make the following checking

1. Check database details in the  configuration.php file to check whether your application connected to the same db ?

2. If you have the database access check if the login details available in the joomla users table #__users

3. Still if there is problem persists change the login details using interface to the database interface like phpmyadmin
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Amanda WatsonWeb DeveloperAuthor Commented:
I have tried that - still nothing.
I think it has something to do with the session_path
If you are sure it is the problem with session. you just print the SESSION array and check if the values are correctly set into the session using print_r($_SESSION) and exit the login process in administrator/index.php . just check the image attached for the exact line no.

Check if the session is problem exactly. note the session values are stored in session table also.


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Allan NisbetOwner at Storm IT Solutions LTDCommented:
Snowball im having exactly the same problem with a site I was setting up on our in house testing server.
The database I imported was from our live server

but I'm getting session faults and also session duplicates.

I tried emptying the session table in the database and it worked
but it has happened again

Ill let you know if I resolve it

Amanda WatsonWeb DeveloperAuthor Commented:
I ended up upgrading my joomla site by setting up a whole new joomla so I didn't need to go down this path, but these experts were helpful
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