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Unable to assign user ID 1 to a usergroup
« on: December 30, 2009, 07:59:18 pm »
Forum Url: http://taurialliance.smfforfree2.com/index.php
I have a very odd problem with my SMFforfree forum. We have been operating this forum for some time and it only affects one particular user account, which is user ID number 1 (the orignal forum admin).

Basically, a while ago I removed that user from the administrator membergroup and every other membergroup (as the membergroup assignments on the forum were changing). Now I am unable to re-assign that account into any membergroup, including the adminstrator membergroup. When I attempt to assign a usergroup, it goes to the next screen as normal, flags up no error message but the account remains without any membergroup assigned.

Any idea why this is happening and how I can fix it? I would very much like to be have this user as part of our community still.

EDIT: maybe I have posted this in bugs?

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« Last Edit: December 30, 2009, 08:33:19 pm by norbedd »

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Re: Unable to assign user ID 1 to a usergroup
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2009, 08:38:44 pm »
norbedd -  This one confuses me abit because  User ID 1 is normally the Root Administrator.    If you were able to change the Membergroup for that account it must have been a very long time ago as protection was put in place for the root account that will not allow its membergroup to be changed.    Does that account still have Adminstrative access??    (Is this YOUR account that you are talking about?)    The Membergroup for that Account can not be changed now because of the protection that is now in place on it.
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Re: Unable to assign user ID 1 to a usergroup
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2009, 08:50:22 pm »
One more thing then I need to leave for abit..   If you changed the root admin accounts membergroup before May of 2008,  then you now cannot change it back since the accounts protected.  We need to know if that is the case, then will have SMF for Free reset the root admin account for you.

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Re: Unable to assign user ID 1 to a usergroup
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2009, 06:23:36 am »
It was during the first week of august 2009 that the forums were rearranged and that would have been when the root admins account access was revoked. Not 100% sure how I removed him from the admin membergroup. I think I just did it as normal via the membergroups section of the admin panel, and it worked. To remove him from the other membergroups though I actually deleted the membergroups themselves then re-created new ones. The person in question who uses the account took a bit of a break from the forums but keeps popping up again now so i'd like to give him some access again, but he doesn't need admin access (not a problem if he does have admin access restored though).

Hope that gives you a bit more detail.

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Re: Unable to assign user ID 1 to a usergroup
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2009, 10:41:30 am »
It was during the first week of august 2009 that the forums were rearranged and that would have been when the root admins account access was revoked. Not 100% sure how I removed him from the admin membergroup. I think I just did it as normal via the membergroups section of the admin panel, and it worked. To remove him from the other membergroups though I actually deleted the membergroups themselves then re-created new ones. The person in question who uses the account took a bit of a break from the forums but keeps popping up again now so i'd like to give him some access again, but he doesn't need admin access (not a problem if he does have admin access restored though).

Hope that gives you a bit more detail.


Since there is protection on the root admin account that prevents changing its membergroup there is no way you could have removed him from that group at that time.      We need the original admin - the one who set that forum up - to request his account be reset and to explain whats up with this.

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Re: Unable to assign user ID 1 to a usergroup
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2010, 11:53:02 am »
Perhaps there was some form of bug that allowed me to do it... because I definitely managed it this august. i'll try to get hold of the original admin see what he says.

Thanks for the help.

 

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