Topic : blowfish secret?

Posted By: amps2volts on June 1, 2012, 7:09 pm
Not sure what I did wrong but after securing phpmyadmin login with the following guide.

I get this message after logging into phpmyadmin in red at the bottom.

The configuration file now needs a secret passphrase (blowfish_secret).

I found this article.

I added the following to line18 of my file yet still get same error when logging into phpmyadmin.  Any ideas?  I'm a complete noob when it comes to websites / hosting.

$cfg['blowfish_secret'] = 'mq1@CMGXBTS+q%[94aG-NKq]nb}7u+Xe9yElZ1Ix';

Posted By: tidus on June 2, 2012, 5:06 am | Post: 1

Yes. You are doing it right. It is working on our side.

Just confirm the path of the config file in which the changes should be made:

For Windows, C:\Ampps\phpMyAdmin\

for Mac OS X, /Applications/AMPPS/phpMyAdmin/

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Posted By: ReverseEMF on August 20, 2016, 1:35 pm | Post: 2
For us here in the in the bright and beautiful future, some possibilities:
1. Try restarting Apache (or whatever you're running).
2. Consider browser caching and do things like deleting cookies, history, etc.  Consider using a browser plugin such as CookieMonster (so you can selectively delete cookies for only the phpmyadmin site and not ALL sites and preserve the cookies that make life easier for you (such as the one that remembers your login username].
I was able to get this to work on my setup (Win 10/Firefox 48.0) without doing any of the above, but who knows.

BTW: I wandered into this forum from the cold dark Internet following a Google search on "blowfish secret" so I don't know what AMPPS is and thus my suggestions might be ridiculous and inane.  :P 

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