How to fix a broken encryption

fabrikFabrik's really useful encryption feature will break if you move your website.  This is because when you rebuild your Joomla website the variable $secret gets recreated.  Fabrik uses this variable to salt encryption.  This article assumes you have a backup copy of the old configuration.php file.


Always make sure that you have a backup before you make changes to configuration.php.



Open /configuration.php for editing.

  1. Replace the $secret value for your old value.


Login as Super User

You should now be able to login as your Super User account.

  1. Reset your password.
  2. Force all users to reset their passwords when they next login.
  3. Reconnect Fabrik to the database.


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