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Old 06 May 2011, 11:05
toon79 toon79 is offline
 
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I thought when you edited the config file in VB you set yourself (ie member 1) as an undeletable user, thought this meant you couldn't be demoted as an admin by any other user? I could be wrong
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Old 06 May 2011, 11:11
Sharkyman Sharkyman is offline
 
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Sorted. There was a reset admin status option in the tools page.

Thanks.

--------------- Added 06 May 2011 at 11:12 ---------------

Now to decide what to do with the guy who pissed me off. Hmmmmmm.

Last edited by Sharkyman; 06 May 2011 at 11:12. Reason: Auto-Merged DoublePost
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Old 06 May 2011, 12:30
Zylantex Zylantex is offline
 
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Nuke him. Regardless of what he may have contributed to the site to try to steal it is totally unacceptable.
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Old 06 May 2011, 12:48
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Go to PHPMyAdmin, or whatever MySQL manager you use, select the Database, click on the "user" table, click "View Data", find your account there, where it says "Usergroup ID", write "6" there. After that you should be in the root administrator usergroup!

P.S. Good luck in restoring your site!
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Old 07 May 2011, 10:15
Sharkyman Sharkyman is offline
 
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OK. Sorted. I'm admin again.

I was going to change him to registered user and I get this:


Sorry, this user is protected from being altered in the config.php file by the $config['SpecialUsers']['undeletableusers'] variable.
Advice?
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Old 07 May 2011, 10:23
CK CK is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Sharkyman View Post
OK. Sorted. I'm admin again.

I was going to change him to registered user and I get this:




Advice?
You need to fire up an FTP client like Filezilla.

Go to Public_html>Includes>config.php

Look for any references to his account ie his user ID and remove them, it should all be fairly obvious what you need to do as the config file is commented throughout.

There will be a line specifically about undeletable/protected users, put your user ID in and take his out. Also after you've done all that either remove his FTP access or if he's just using yours then change your password and don't tell him.

Can I just stress that you make sure he doesn't have FTP access to the site because otherwise you could end up in the same situation again.
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Old 07 May 2011, 11:26
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nvm, responded after he edited the post
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Old 07 May 2011, 13:14
Sharkyman Sharkyman is offline
 
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OK, I've done that and it has a number rather than his username. What do I do?

--------------- Added 07 May 2011 at 13:20 ---------------

Grr. I changed the user number and I get the same error message.

Last edited by Sharkyman; 07 May 2011 at 13:20. Reason: Auto-Merged DoublePost
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Old 07 May 2011, 14:00
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What about the Super Administrator line, is he removed from that?

Something else you must do is

a) Put your user ID in here and remove his
****** UNDELETABLE / UNALTERABLE USERS ******

b) Put your user ID in here and remove his
****** SUPER ADMINISTRATORS ******

Once you've done that log into your admincp and remove him from the Admin Group.
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Old 07 May 2011, 23:38
Sharkyman Sharkyman is offline
 
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UNALTERABLE USERS ****** // The users specified here will not be deletable or alterable from the control panel by any users. // To specify more than one user, separate userids with commas. $config['SpecialUsers']['undeletableusers'] = '1'; // ****** SUPER ADMINISTRATORS ****** // The users specified below will have permission to access the administrator permissions // page, which controls the permissions of other administrators
I'm going mad. It won't let me delete him he is user 24 and I am user 1.


WTF is going on?
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Old 08 May 2011, 00:16
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Originally Posted by Sharkyman View Post
I'm going mad. It won't let me delete him he is user 24 and I am user 1.


WTF is going on?
Where are you trying to delete him from? You need to do it in the config.php file.
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Old 08 May 2011, 10:02
Sharkyman Sharkyman is offline
 
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That's what I've done. I'm user # 1 and he's 24 so I changed all the 24s on the config file to 1 and then go into the ACP and try to change his account but it still says he's protected.
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Old 08 May 2011, 11:03
CK CK is offline
 
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Did you get my PM.

Install the client version if you dont already have it.

http://filezilla-project.org/
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Old 08 May 2011, 11:28
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omg this dude needs perma banning whatever he has given you, Good luck with deleting him!
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Old 08 May 2011, 19:26
Zylantex Zylantex is offline
 
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No offence but are you sure that you uploading the newly edited version to the correct remote directory?
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