[Mediawiki-l] Urgent : Unblock user whos has been blocked because of too many login attempts
webmaster at wikimini.org
Sat Oct 16 02:02:57 UTC 2010
Mhh... finally it didn't work. :-(
What I did yesterday :
1) cleared out the objectcache table in phpmyadmin (today this table
is still empty)
2) cleared out the field 'user_newpass_time' for this user in the user table
3) set $wgPasswordAttemptThrottle to "null" in localsettings
4) changed the user's password with following command :
UPDATE user SET user_password = MD5(CONCAT(user_id, '-',
MD5('somepass'))) WHERE user_name = 'someuser';
5) tried to connect myself with username 'someuser' and new password
'somepass' --> it worked!
6) removed the line $wgPasswordAttemptThrottle = null; from localsettings
I can login with his account but the user can't. He still gets the
message : "You have made too many recent attempts on this account's
password. Please wait before trying again."
Could you suggest something else ? I really need to solve this.
I'm not sure but I think I'm not using memcache on my server. Here is
what I've found in my localsettings :
## Shared memory settings
$wgMainCacheType = CACHE_NONE;
$wgMemCachedServers = array();
# File cache!
# $wgUseFileCache = true;
# $wgFileCacheDirectory = '/tmp/cache/'; #
$wgEnableSidebarCache = true;
# NO DB HITS!
# $wgDisableCounters = true;
# $wgMiserMode = true;
# Text cache
# $wgCompressRevisions = true;
# $wgRevisionCacheExpiry = 3*24*3600;
# $wgParserCacheExpireTime = 14*24*3600;
Thank you very much for your help.
2010/10/13 Wikimini <webmaster at wikimini.org>
> Thank you very much for the quick replies !
> 2010/10/13 Der Administrator @ Wijuki <admin at wijuki.org>
>> Since you have probably tried to manually unblock him
>> you could still modify $wgAutoblockExpiry and/or $wgBlockDisablesLogin,
>> Am 13.10.2010 21:38, schrieb Wikimini:
>> > Hi,
>> > Sorry for the "urgent" label but I urgently need to unblock a user who
>> > cannot login anymore because of too many login attempts with wrong password.
>> > What can I do ?
>> > Laurent
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