After installing magento can’t log in to admin panel
While installing magento on xampp version 2.5 you have provided admin username and password. After installation finished you no longer login with your admin account. In fact in the “Log in to Admin Panel” window whenever you provide wrong password/username combination it displays “Invalid Username or Password.” But whenever you provide correct password it does not show anything. Though a new url like
is displayed on the address bar.
Everytime you do this you can’t log in to admin panel.
Cause of the problem
The problem occurs because magneto could not store cookies. We run it as localhost and localhost is not true domain but to store cookies we need a domain. That’s why login stops without saying any word.
Solution of the problem
In different forums I saw they mentioned connecting as http://localhost/magento/index.php/admin will fail but if you connect as http://127.0.0.1/magento/index.php/admin it will work. But in my case IP address in the URL did not work too.
I made it work into whenever I changed my browser. Suppose I installed magento using google chrome browser and I open admin url into my firefox window and it worked. Though in the firefox the url http://localhost/magento/index.php/admin did not work, but url http://127.0.0.1/magento/index.php/admin worked fine.
-Go to app/code/core/Mage/Core/Model/Session/Abstract/Varien.php file within your magento directory.
-Find the code,
session_set_cookie_params( $this->getCookie()->getLifetime(), $this->getCookie()->getPath(), $this->getCookie()->getDomain(), $this->getCookie()->isSecure(), $this->getCookie()->getHttponly() );
-Replace above code by,
session_set_cookie_params( $this->getCookie()->getLifetime(), $this->getCookie()->getPath() //$this->getCookie()->getDomain(), //$this->getCookie()->isSecure(), //$this->getCookie()->getHttponly() );
-Save it and try to login to your magento admin panel.
It would work.