After installing ColdFusion 10 on Windows server 2008 R2 it launches a web page to config and setting page. I try to logon with the admin password and it tells me bad password. What am I doing wrong...
Does the login appear inside the web page, or in a dialog pop-up? If the latter, that is IIS asking for a domain login/password for authentication. If you have set up the IIS web site to require authentication, you may encounter this.
If, however, it is the login/password entry fields that are on the CF administrator page itself, then is it possible you mis-typed the password when installing ColdFusion?
I installed CF 10 on a Windows server 2008 R2 as an upgrade from CF 8. The installation was flawless but when I tried to login to the CF 10 Administrator I received an Invalid Password error. I have now installed it about ten times and I know the password is correct. I can still login to my CF 8 Administrator with no problem. I tried changing the password in CF 10 using the passwordreset file then I restarted the ColdFusion services it still tells me it is the wrong password.
I am all out of ideas now, can someone please help with this?
Is the username correct? I believe it is 'admin' by default.
Are you using multiple logins for the admin or a single login? This is defined within the administrator under the Security settings.
Select the type of Administrator authentication:
|Separate user name and password authentication (allows multiple users)|
|No authentication needed (not recommended)|
Google "ColdFusion lost admin password" and you should be home free. I don't think anything in this area has changed in CF10, and I've used the process in the past when in your situation. It's just a quick edit to the neo-security.xml file to turn off the need for a password, so that you can get into the CFAdmin and set a new password.
I have edited the neo-security.xml file before with CF 8 which worked great but it isn't working with my CF 10 installation. I have also run the resetpassword file which is now included with CF 10 and changed the password then restarted the CF 10 service and browser then attempted to login with the new password and still no joy.
I just gave it a try on my test CF10 PC, and the process worked fine. After setting admin.security.enabled to false I was able to get into CF Admin with no password, go to the security page and see that it was set to ""
Did you stop the CF service before making the change to neo-security.xml, make the change, and then restart the service? You cannot make the change while the service is running, and it takes a service restart for it to see your change.
I forgot to turn off the service before changing the eno-security.xml file. This time it worked and I was able to get in with no password and it is migrating my CF settings now but has been stuck here for about 10 minutes now.
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