Zoneminder database problems... first time user. Help Please

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kingpikey
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Zoneminder database problems... first time user. Help Please

Post by kingpikey » Wed Sep 05, 2007 12:16 am

ok i followed the instructions in the readme, rpms seem to have installed correctly.

when i go to
https://myip:81/zm/
i get this...

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 Could not connect to database: Access denied for user 'zmuser'@'localhost' (using password: YES)  
I've been googling my fingers off, searched here, zoneminder forums, etc etc. Please help!!

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Post by kingpikey » Wed Sep 05, 2007 12:17 am

forgot to mention, I followed the instructions I found here... followed the readme.
http://www.clarkconnect.com/forums/show ... art=2&vc=1

I'm trying to get this installed on ClarkConnect.


Thanks in advance.

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Post by agilseguranca » Wed Sep 05, 2007 11:41 am

kingpikey wrote:forgot to mention, I followed the instructions I found here... followed the readme.
http://www.clarkconnect.com/forums/show ... art=2&vc=1

I'm trying to get this installed on ClarkConnect.


Thanks in advance.
Check in MySQL if this user exists, look the default password too: u:zmuser p:zmpass

Using PhpMyAdmin can be easier.

Sorry my english... :oops:

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Post by Laevi » Wed Sep 05, 2007 11:45 am

you're filling in 'YES' as pass when you try to connect to mysql database while it should be 'zmpass'. switch it :roll:

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Post by we4zonM » Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:05 am

How do you tell Zoneminder to use a different username and password when you start it? Such as using "yes" instead of "zmpass"?

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Post by cordel » Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:12 am

That is covered in the documentation:
http://www.zoneminder.com/wiki/index.ph ... n#Building

Third paragraph.

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Post by we4zonM » Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:41 pm

To build ZoneMinder the first thing you need to do is run the included configure script to define some initial configuration. If you are happy with the default settings for the database host (‘localhost’), name (‘zm’), user (‘zmuser’) and password (‘zmpass’) then you can just type

./configure --with-webdir=<your> --with-cgidir=<your>

where --with-webdir is the directory to which you want to install the PHP files, and --with-cgidir is the directory to which you want to install CGI files. These directories could be /var/www/html/zm and /var/www/cgi-bin for example.

If you want to override any of the default database values then you can append them to the configure command, for example to use a database password of ‘zmnewpass’ do

./configure --with-webdir=<your> --with-cgidir=<your> ZM_DB_PASS=zmnewpass

and so on. The values you can use are ZM_DB_HOST, ZM_DB_NAME, ZM_DB_USER and ZM_DB_PASS. Other than the database name, which is substituted into the database creation script, these values can easily be changed after this step.
This does mention ZM_DB_USER and ZM_DB_PASS, but this is for changing it at build time. If you have already built it, it does not tell you how to change it! I tried editing the zm.conf file and that seemed to work.

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Post by cordel » Mon Jan 19, 2009 1:56 am

There is that as well, just the configured database user must match what is in zm.conf.

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