phpMyAdmin ignores ''

  • Posted on July 22, 2014
  • SinklarAsked by Sinklar


I have Ubuntu 14.04 running Nginx, MySQL, PHP5, Ajenti and Ajenti V. I also installed phpMyAdmin and I can access it via <server>/phpmyadmin. But phpMyAdmin seems to ignore the file.

I say that the config file is “ignored” because phpMyAdmin actually works but doesn’t load my preferences (and keeps asking about the blowfish_secrect passphrase, for example).

I tried these different approches: created the file from scratch, duplicated and renamed and used the phpMyAdmin setup utility. The result is the same.

The file is present, the permissions seem to be OK (-rw-r--r-- 1 root root) but phpMyAdmin doesn’t want to use it. :)

Anybody else ever encountered that?

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how did you install phpMyAdmin? If you do it via yum, then the is taken care of, but if it was manual, then you need to make sure is placed in the top-level directory of phpMyAdmin (e.g. /usr/share/phpMyAdmin). Permissions don’t seem to matter, as mine is root:root and still works.

Using phpmyadmin, on Debian Jessie 8, installed thru the official repository with apt-get. There is a config folder in /etc/phpmyadmin where the is situated. Editing /etc/phpmyadmin/ worked for me.

in mycase this help

  1. chmod 644 /etc/phpMyAdmin/
  2. chmod 755 /etc/phpMyAdmin/