[buddypress-trac] [BuddyPress] #1820: Add ability to remove/replace/rename default "admin" account

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Fri Feb 5 03:19:35 UTC 2010

#1820: Add ability to remove/replace/rename default "admin" account
Reporter:  doug.daulton       |       Owner:       
    Type:  defect             |      Status:  new  
Priority:  major              |   Milestone:  1.2.1
Keywords:  security, hackers  |  
 Wondering why we cannot delete "'''admin'''" account and replace with an
 account with a non-standard name (i.e. userfred).  There was a security
 issue in standard WP a while back that saw hackers attacking installs with
 "admin" as the default account.  This prompted removal of default "admin"
 account on many WP installs.

 I tried to hack this in the DB but it looks like BP some how requires
 "'''admin'''" as the username because, while I can login with the renamed
 account, I do not see the plugins dropdown or other Admin fucntions from
 the dashboard.

 I deleted all cookies to be sure that was not the issue.  The non-admin
 dashboard still appears.

Ticket URL: <http://trac.buddypress.org/ticket/1820>
BuddyPress <http://buddypress.org/>

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