Today I learned that as an administrator I have no rights to change settings.
I found out that I have no rights to save changes to Global settings in the admin panel. I have no rights to save changes to all categories that in the database, new ones created no problem.
I cannot say since when this is so, I just figured it out, I made new categories beginning of april, no problem then. Very odd.
I can make changes to the categories through the PHPAdmin, but then I directly access the database instead of the Photopost admin area. We have intergrated vBulletin, no problem there.
What can this be? I hope Chuck you are able to give me an suggestion about this, no files have been changed on the server according to the timestamp of the photopost files.
Yes I can access Admin, but when I try to change an option in the Global Options section and click on the Save changes button I do get the message: "You don't have access to adm-misc.php".
When I access all other options, for example Admin options, or all other options no problems and I can save any changes and all use adm-misc.php, so this is what puzzles me.
The same is for existing categories we have, when I change an option in a category in a existing one I get the message: "You don't have access to adm-cat.php". When I create a new category I can change and save when I change anything to this category.
Even when I upload the original installations files for above mentioned files there is no change, still have no access to mentioned parts of the admin.
More clearly I cannot tell you I'm affraid.
Gerald your host has changed something that is a server level message. Make sure your main photopost php files are all 644 permissions especially adm-misc.php etc but you will need to contact your host about this.
That error is a 403 error on the web server and usually means permissions are incorrect on a file but your host could have changed something else.
I really do not understand this, why is it that just the Global options, which uses adm-misc.php I get the message, the other options I can change, it's the same file, or am I missing something here?
All files on the server are 644, so this should not be the problem, at least if I understand you correctly.
I changed the permissions to 744, but no change, same message, changed it back.
I notified the host, but it's hard to explain in English so everybody do understand me.
The message you are getting is NOT a software message or anything to do with our code from what I am seeing. That is an APACHE server level error message so it is coming from your server. It is a 403 permissions error message. I would suspect your host has changed something in the server setup that might be causing a conflict.
Well, they have checked it, and saw the same message I saw, and they came to this conclusion: it appears that mod_security on your server is causing your script to not work correctly after loggin on to the Admin panel.
So thanks for helping us out by telling I could be a 403 error and should be an Apache thing, I did not know this.