[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Cracking into an Archon Login Account for migrating to ArchiveSpace

Prom, Christopher John prom at illinois.edu
Tue Jun 20 10:51:43 EDT 2017

You will need to force a new hash value into the password field of the user table for one of the existing users.  If you contact me off list I can help since I had to do this in one other instance and am familiar with the process.



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Andrew S. G. Turyn Professor
Assistant University Archivist
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Urbana, IL 61801

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On Jun 20, 2017, at 9:39 AM, Rob Green <rob.green at uni.edu<mailto:rob.green at uni.edu>> wrote:

Hi!  A stab in the dark, but but any of you know of a way to force entry into an Archon admin account?   Like a secret "always works" password?   Or is that just a thing in the movies?

I'm a web developer for the University of Northern Iowa who has the task of migrating our old Archon data to our spiffy new ArchivesSpace account.   Sadly, the person who set up the account is no longer with us, and none of our usual passwords seem to work.

I can get into the actual MySQL database just fine (to see everything)....I just can't view it as an admin on the website, which as I understand it, I need to be able to do in order to migrate.

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated;  success may mean a shipped gift of bratwursts from the nearby Amana Colonies.  :)

Thanks in advance!

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