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After installing magento can’t log in to admin panel March 17, 2011

Posted by Tournas Dimitrios in Magento.

While installing magento on Windows XP box (wamp 2.0)  or on a Linux (CentOs 5.5 box) , and you have provided admin username and password , magento returns a message that the installation was successful and you can proceed to the administration panel . Although providing the correct credentials (username / password)  , magento does not show anything . Providing wrong credentials , magento returns the  message ” Invalid Username or Password” .
The log-in attemt was made through the “localhost ” or ”″ socket , but you  can’t log in to admin panel.The problem occurs because magneto could not store cookies. Localhost and “” are not true domains , and browsers allow only real domains  to store cookies ,that’s why login stops without any indication .

Solution to the problem :
In different forums I saw they mentioned connecting as http://localhost/magento/index.php/admin will fail but if you connect as it will work. They also mentioned to connect to magento’s page with an different browser from which the installation where made (Firefox , Google Chrome , IE ) . On my case neither mentioned solution gave me log-in to magento’s panel .
I found this solution : Go to app/code/core/Mage/Core/Model/Session/Abstract/Varien.php file within your magento directory and comment out these 3 lines of code :

The arrow indicates that also the comma must be removed from the file .Save it and try to login to your magento admin panel.


1. ouz - June 14, 2011

this solution is not work in magento 1.5 edition,
using local server : xampp

tournasdimitrios1 - June 14, 2011

This article was targeted to an wamp installation .
Read the configurations of your server through phpinfo() file , is the module ” mode_rewrite” loaded ? If not edit apache/conf/httpd.conf
Un-comment the following line :
LoadModule rewrite_module modules/mod_rewrite.so ==>> (remove #)

If this wasn’t a solution , let me know , and I ‘ll make the installation on xamp .

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