[Setup] Plone 3.03 on XP - Initial Login fails

jpg jpglutting at gmail.com
Mon Nov 26 21:26:43 UTC 2007

I am using the Windows installer. For some reason, it didn't create the
account. I ended up using the Plone Manager to create an emergency
administrator account, and then creating the accounts I need. Strange
problem. I have used Zope since it was called Bobo (that was around 1998,
although I have not been using it for a few years recently) and I have had
similar problems before, occasionally. Frankly, I can't remember what the
issue was.

The initlogin file holds the initial username and password (encrypted). You
can see it in the Data directory. Oddly, on the Mac, this file is called
adminPassword.txt, and the password isn't even encrypted. The two
installations are surprisingly different.

Thanks for responding!

darcihanning wrote:
> jpg wrote:
>> I am trying to set up Plone on Windows XP. I have installed twice now,
>> and I am having problems with the initial login (the user and password in
>> the "initlogin" file in the Data sub-directory of the Plone
>> installation).
>> I can get Plone working, but I can't login. It rejects my login every
>> time. I have tried two different user names (in case "admin" was being
>> used by something else), and very simple passwords, so I know that I
>> didn't forget them. Cookies are enabled. Does anyone have an idea of what
>> could be wrong?
> How are you installing Plone on Windows XP? I've used the Windows
> installer for several versions of Plone. It prompts me for the
> "administrator" username and password each time during the install and
> that's what I use for the initial login to the ZMI. I have never touched
> nor even heard of the "initlogin" file...
> Cheers,
> Darci Hanning

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