Admin login when local login is disabled

  • Discourse has the option to use other platforms for login (Google/Facebook/Twitter etc)
  • Discourse also has the option to use local login (Email/password)
  • Discourse gives the admin the option to disable local login like so:

Follow these steps:

1- Install Discourse
2- create admin account
3- login to admin account (email / password)
4- set up social login
5- disable local login
6- logout of admin account

How can you login to the admin account again?

If you click on the login button you get:

You cannot login in to the admin account because it uses local login, and you cannot use local login because it’s disabled.

If the email associated with the admin account is also used for a Google, Facebook, or Twitter account, you can log in via the social login. Accounts are linked via email, so if the email matches you’ll access the admin account.

Alternately, use the admin backdoor:


:grin: Thanks @jomaxro, the backdoor method is what I was looking for.

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