Incompatibility With PHPbb Or SMF Forum ?


Apparently, I have a compatibility problem with PHPbb3.1.8 and SMF 2.0.11 impossible to end a week of installation, I get the following error message:

Access denied for user ‘lalunxxxxxx’@‘91.2xx.1xx.2xx’ (using password: YES)

database server

Server: Localhost via UNIX socket
Server Type: Percona Server
Server version: 5.5.47-37.7 - Percona Server (GPL), Release 37.7, Revision 764f304
Protocol Version: 10
User: lalunxxxxxx @ localhost
Character Server: UTF-8 Unicode (utf8)

Web server

Apache / 2.2.22 (Debian)
Version of the database client: libmysql - 5.6.19
PHP extension: mysqli Documentation
PHP Version: 5.4.45-1 ~ + 7.1 Dotdeb



Does anyone has encountered this problem??
I hope I have posted in the right place, my English is not perfect and I apologize!

thank you in advance for your help

Hi kingandsona;

It looks like you just have the wrong user/host/password combination for PHPbb to log into the database. So you’ll either need to change the password in your PHPbb setup to match what is in the database, or change the password in the database itself to match what you have in PHPbb. If you do not have access to the database at all, you might have to reset the root user password so that you can gain access to it.


Once you gain access to the database, you can change your PHPbb user password using a command similar to the below:

SET PASSWORD FOR ‘lalunxxxxxx’@‘91.2xx.1xx.2xx’ = PASSWORD(‘MyNewPass’);

You’ll have to replace the above with your actual user / host since it’s masked, and whatever password you want.